What People Are Saying About “The Doom Loop”

I was first introduced to Charlie Jett’s Doom Loop when I was having my own career crisis in my early thirties. The model made an instant and lasting impression on me for its simplicity, accuracy and applicability. Since my first exposure to the Doom Loop, I have shared it with hundreds of leaders and senior executives through my work and am invariably met with the same instant recognition and understanding. I’m a huge fan of simple models that work and the Doom Loop is at the top of my list. It is useful, memorable and a phenomenal tool to quickly understand how to increase engagement, job satisfaction and productivity. – Glaine Roberts-McCabe, President; The Executive Roundtable Inc.; Toronto, Canada

 I have been using the “Doom Loop” ever since Charlie Jett introduced me to this elegant career management tool over 30 years ago to coach students, MBA graduates, Consulting Partners and countless others about career opportunities. It works! My approach is that most high potential employees and executives need a “new mountain to climb” every 2-3 years within the same company, outside the company, or even a different country and culture. The career capstone approach works and helps executives sharpen their skill sets in preparation for broader responsibilities. This approach, along with the guidance of the Doom Loop, is an excellent example of how to grow and reach a capstone of a true “global executive.” Congratulations, Charlie, on an excellent book. It’s a “must read.” – Roger Nelson, Retired Deputy Chairman, Ernst & Young LLC

 I was first introduced to Charlie Jett’s Doom Loop in the 1980s and was immediately struck by how simple yet profound it was. Over the past 20 years, I have made hundreds of presentations on careers and have always presented the Doom Loop concept. And, no surprise to me, it is one of the most remembered discussion points by audience members. People will contact me years later and say “I need your help…I remember you talking about a Doom Loop and I’m in it! HELP!” – John R. Bertrand, Ph.D.; Marshall School of Business; University of Southern California