What s Stopping Me from Getting Ahead

Author: Robert Goldfarb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071741275
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An expert management coach with over thirty years of experience helping professionals get to the next stages of their careers, identifies—and helps readers break—the 12 unconscious habits and behaviors that are holding them back from the corner office. About the Book For more than 30 years, Robert W. Goldfarb has advised and coached managers on five continents in organizations of every type who got to a certain level of success in their careers and then stalled. They were smart, had the right experience and a good track record, and had put in the time and energy to get them to where they were. But something was holding them back from getting to the highest level of management, and despite their obvious intelligence, they couldn't tell what it was. Now, in the tradition of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Robert Golfarb isolates the 12 top behaviors that mid- to upper-level managers exhibit at work that keep them from getting to the corner office. Some of these traits—a drive for results, strong knowledge of their industries, and networking with their peers—may have gotten them where they were, but need to be altered and adapted in order for them to get to the higher levels of management. The book is organized in an ingenious "What You Do" and "What Others See" structure, helping readers truly understand how their well-intentioned behaviors can wind up sabotaging their careers. Using case histories and actual examples from corporations, along with specific, actionable strategies for breaking these bad behaviors, Robert Goldfarb will help professionals everywhere break through their career plateaus and break into the corner office. These self-defeating behaviors are: Not demonstrating their true personal integrity. Not taking enough time to make sure their boss looks good. A laser-like focus on getting the job done well without appreciating the contributions of others. Using too much humor to build camaraderie and to foster collegial work environments. Lacking real passion for change. Relying solely on intellectual analysis with little reliance on “gut” feelings Focusing on problems rather than solutions A reluctance to properly manage former peers and supervisors. Under-appreciating the enormous value of diversity in the workplace. Not fully acknowledging the contributions of others on their teams. Always swinging for the fences and winning every battle, instead of taking a long range view of the situation.

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The New Rules of Work

Author: Alexandra Cavoulacos
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0451495675
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"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--

The Secrets of Success at Work

Author: Richard Hall
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013306641X
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With the working world in turmoil and hundreds of thousands of people experiencing the reality of redundancy for the first time, this book shows how anyone can stay one step ahead and become brilliant at what they do. These are real secrets. Pearls of wisdom learned through years of experience in some of the most competitive companies around. They are the secrets that seriously successful people use to get ahead, even when times are tough. Here are ten core principles that you can use to be the very best at what you do. They're shameless crutches on which to leverage your talent, powerful ways to develop a reputation for excellence and winning strategies that will help ensure your survival in any economic climate. Readers will learn how to Market themselves Get along with their bosses and colleagues alike Be a positive force for optimism and forward thinking Get more done, in less time Set their priorities and manage their time so they're never caught off-guard

Black Enterprise

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BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.

Stealing the Corner Office

Author: Brendan Reid
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634412
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Stealing the Corner Office is mandatory reading for smart, hardworking managers who always wonder why their seemingly incompetent superiors are so successful. It is a unique collection of controversial but highly effective tactics for middle managers and aspiring executives who want to learn the real secrets for moving up the corporate ladder. Unlike virtually all other business books—which are based on the assumption that corporations are logical and fair—Stealing the Corner Office explores the unconventional tactics people less competent than you use to get ahead and stay ahead. It is your proven playbook to thrive and win in an imperfect corporate world. Stealing the Corner Office will teach you: How incompetent people so often get ahead, and what you can learn from them. How to make universally flawed corporate policies work in your favor. Why showing too much passion for your ideas can be career suicide. Why delivering results should never be your highest priority. These and many more controversial tactics will change the way you look at your career and how you manage projects, people, and priorities. Apply the 10 principles in Stealing the Corner Office and watch your career take off!