Flip the Script on the three-stage life

If you’re alive right now, you were born into a broad three-stage approach to life—education, work, and retirement.

In their book, The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, researchers Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott explore the death of the three-stage life and our collective need to forge a new path into the future.

Leaders often pride themselves on the ability to give everything to their jobs while having time for what they really want once they retire. This approach has never worked, and as we live longer and retirement as we know it becomes a thing of the past, we need a radical rethink to flip the script.

It’s time to flip the script on the three-stage life thinking

Advances in technology are paving the way for careers we haven’t even thought of yet. As current and future leaders in a global business context, we must consider our career trajectories and transform our organizations by pioneering a new way.

We’re in a unique moment in history, and if we can embrace it, we can benefit our businesses, teams, families, and friends both now and into the future.

Further reading

For more on flipping the three-stage life script, you can read the full article, “Why the death of the three-stage life doesn’t have to mean the end of a fulfilling life”

If you haven’t already done so, you can also grab your copy of my book, When Leaders Are Lost

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