chapter  1
12 Pages

Careers Around the World

ByJon P. Briscoe, Douglas T. Hall, Wolfgang Mayrhofer

A laborer in South Africa leaves his job on a work crew to work for another work crew. When asked about his definition of career success, he gives a surprised stare and says “feeding my family.” A businesswoman in the U.S.A. targets achievement after achievement (succeeding) until, late in her career, she realizes she is not fulfilled or learning, and changes course. A young nurse in Malaysia follows her family’s wishes to enter the field, but her heart lies elsewhere. A young businessman in Mexico is able to connect his vocational aspirations to the spiritual resonance he feels toward his family responsibilities.