Success in the transitioning world of work—where all companies and all business conversations are dramatically changing—demands original thinking, fresh approaches, and storytelling muscle. Enter Authorize It!—an insightful new method that will have you thinking like a writer and winning.
The good news is that you don’t need to be a writer—you just need to think like one. Media executive and author Deborah Burns shares her five breakthrough storytelling lessons and their key takeaways, prompts, and real-world Q & A—along with her proprietary story-shaping tool that pulls it all together so you can authorize the stories you need to tell for success.
Transform into a more effective storyteller today and take the reins of the career you’d like to live. Whether you’re an in-office or remote corporate employee, a manager or manager of a side-gig, a solopreneur, freelancer, or contract worker, these storytelling principles will help you to clarify your actions and reactions, remain centered on your goals, better understand yourself and others, improve your creative problem-solving, stay open to the new and to the possible—and most importantly, to live up to your true potential.
Professional communication has become more complex than ever as, with the rise of remote working and the increasing prominence of social media, we frequently find ourselves muted – when we can't find the opportunities to speak up or our ideas aren't getting the credit they deserve. In Unmuted, Heather Hansen draws upon her years of experience as a communication specialist and consultant to illustrate how you can overcome these obstacles and make your voice heard.
Building upon research from business psychology, cultural studies and linguistics, Unmuted is the essential guide to professional communication. Through the unique 'Unmuted' framework, it provides practical strategies that will bring confidence and clarity to every aspect of your career, from writing perfectly worded emails to delivering powerful presentations.
Between the constant pressures of job performance and demands on your time, it’s easy to lose sight of your values, letting them shift out of alignment. Those simple misalignments are keeping you from feeling joyful and fulfilled.
The Values First Framework, developed by Laura Eigel, PhD, can help you change that picture by recentering your life around what truly matters to you. Learn through the personal stories and experiences of the many leaders Laura has worked with to use your values to guide your decisions. Discover a step-by-step process to identify your values, audit your time, and set the boundaries you need to live your values for the long haul.
What if the most powerful coach that could help you reach your own potential was actually...yourself? Harness the power of self-coaching to fast-track success and transform your life and career with this powerful guide from acclaimed CEO David Novak and renowned sports coach Jason Goldsmith.
From sports to business, the benefits of great coaching are well understood. Imagine if you could unlock the power of having a great coach in any moment, by learning to coach yourself. In this groundbreaking book David Novak, author of the New York Times best-selling leadership guide Taking People With You, teams up with Jason Goldsmith, the coach to some of the world's best PGA golf stars, to bring you groundbreaking lessons on personal growth and professional development.
Why are some people able to climb the corporate ladder easily while others get stuck? How can you set yourself on a rewarding career path and avoid job frustration?
In Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career, Ted Fleming, head of talent development for CVS Health, shares simple, powerful advice for finding the right job or growing in an existing role. Fleming offers actionable tools and step-by-step techniques that anyone can apply to crystallize and achieve their career goals.
Based on his more than two decades' experience managing, advising, and researching career growth, he offers an insider's view for navigating organizations where the path to advancement is complex and success strategies are often kept secret.
From the Author: "Throughout my 15+ year career working across multiple industries, I’ve watched countless new hires struggle to grasp the subtle and often unwritten rules of the workplace. Just Tell Me What I Need to Know! is the practical guide for new and young professionals looking to hit the ground running at their first job and beyond. With straightforward, concise chapters and real-world examples, this book is the definitive resource for those looking to gain insight into the critical soft skills needed for a successful career."
The book is split into three sections. The first section, “Contribute” outlines the tips and tricks you’ll need to become a fully functioning team member from day one. These chapters are filled with things managers want to see, but may not tell you for a variety of reasons. Most of these you may pick up over time through trial and error but why wait? The second section, “Excel” includes ways to set yourself apart from your peers with next level thinking that will put you on the fast-track. The third section, “Grow” provides tools to help develop essential early habits that will enable your long-term success.
In The Way of the Wall Street Warrior, 25-year veteran investment banker and finance professional, Dave Liu, delivers a humorous and irreverent insider’s guide to thriving on Wall Street or Main Street. Liu offers hilarious and insightful advice on everything from landing an interview to self-promotion to getting paid.
In this book, you’ll discover:
How to get that job you always wanted
Why career longevity and “success” comes from doing the least amount of work for the most pay
How mastering cognitive biases and understanding human nature can help you win the rat race
How to make people think you’re the smartest person in the room without actually being the smartest person in the room
How to make sure you do everything in your power to get paid well (or at least not get screwed too badly)
How to turn any weakness or liability into an asset to further your career
Before women can rise to the top, we must get out of our own way.
It’s a pivotal time for women leaders. On one hand, studies show women are woefully underrepresented in the highest echelons of corporate leadership. On the other, we’ve made huge strides in the political arena, while the global business world increasingly values the “soft skills” we’re naturally good at. So, what does all of this mean for women who aspire to the C-suite? Deb Boelkes has a simple message: Go for it. Conditions have never been more favorable.
In Women on Top: What’s Keeping You From Executive Leadership?—the third in a four-book series—Boelkes lays out a blueprint for getting out of your own way so you can make real progress. She tackles big roadblocks like fear, impostor syndrome, gender bias, and victimhood and offers advice on overcoming them. She masterfully weaves her own story together with been-there-done-that advice from seven high-level women from various industries.
Because now it's time to Make Your Networking Work!
Do you want to create the professional opportunities that will drive your career forward? Then you must leverage the digital world! Integrating the online world into your offline conversations is the key to being seen and getting access to the best connections for your career.
LinkedIn is not just the pre-eminent professional social media platform. It’s a social networking forum. It’s a place to be found and a place to find what you need in your business life…if you know what you are doing.
This book will make you more confident, more competent, and more comfortable as you connect and engage online.
There are no shortcuts to creating value and opportunities with LinkedIn. But knowing the right approach will save you hours of frustration and add dollars to your bottom line.
The Drunkard's Path is self-help and career guide based on four decades of working in the hospitality industry. It offers practical working advice to anyone on a career path, be it the readers first steps or someone well into their journey. With his matter-of-fact style, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, Barry lets the reader know they have the power to shape themselves and their career into something that will create a more valuable self in the future. Barry does this through examining different aspects of work in the hospitality and service business and the knowledge required to accomplish the work, along with interspersed stories and humorous anecdotes, all while making the topic relevant to the reader. Through examples and practical tools, Barry takes the reader through the process of how to think like an entrepreneur, and how and why to construct one's own narrative. This book is about you and your story. It mobilized you to challenge yourself to become the main character in your story-a story about a successful and meaningful career and a fulfilling future.
Excitement about a job lead. Wait. Hope. Rejection. The job search can be an emotional roller coaster.
Help Wanted: An A to Z Guide to Cope with the Ups and Downs of the Job Search is your support team. Whether you are beginning the search or struggling with long-term unemployment, this book can help you keep or rediscover a positive perspective.
Inside you'll find:
Strategies to cope with challenges like anxiety, confidence, procrastination, and rejection
Topics to inspire, including gratitude, hope, and resilience
Motivational quotes and affirmations that serve as daily reminders of your strength
Plus, all this content in an easy-to-browse A to Z format to help you find support and hope when you need it most
Help Wanted is here to help you stay positive and secure throughout the entire job search process.
Imagine a world where people loved going to work thanks to leaders who were inspiring, supportive and create a culture that lifts each team member up. If this has not been your experience, you are not alone. There are, however, companies and leaders that lead and lift their team and their organizations.
Learn Lead Lift was written to inspire leaders and give them a framework for being /becoming great leaders who create teams where every person is valued and encouraged to fulfill their potential. The kind of workplace you are excited to enter each day.
In her work with organizations of all sizes and industries, author Wendy Ryan noticed leaders struggling with the same things. It made no difference if they were leaders in the private sector, government agencies, startups or non-profits.
Successful organizations today are increasingly aware they must continuously change and evolve to remain relevant, and a key part of every leader’s role is to build their individual and organizational capacity for ongoing transformation. In response to this Ryan developed the 3T Model, an empowering mindset for leaders, which supports decision making and resource allocation by Tolerating, Transforming or Transcending. When you apply the 3T Model to issues like systemic racism or any other form of institutionalized oppression, it quickly becomes clear that Transforming is not only the right option - it is the only option.
A Mindful Guide for Playing Your Best Game at Work.
Two-thirds of working professional are burned out. If you long for more meaning, purpose, and happiness at work and at home . . . it's time to make a change.
In today's uncertain and ever-changing world, the "new normal" for working professionals is overworked and stressed. Flexibility, resilience, and the ability to rapidly pivot business strategies are the new rules of the game. But maintaining life at that speed is a recipe for burnout—not a path to long-term fulfillment.
The good news—there is an easier way! One that ends the cycle of burnout and paves the way to a life of success and happiness.
Certified leadership coach and mindfulness expert Mary Mosham has helped hundreds of top leaders worldwide to transform their careers and personal lives. In her book, Mindful Career, Mary shares real-life stories, evidence-based strategies, and powerful tools to show you:
The real reasons you are exhausted
How to end the cycle of burnout and create a purposeful career
What top leaders do to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally resilient
The secret to leading with authenticity and building trusting relationships
How to achieve breakthrough results despite challenging times
The 7 keys to unlock your greatest potential and amplify your impact
"PLAYING FOR KEEPS” in business is a self-help memoir that provides a “cheat sheet” for your career success.
Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author, Mom and Mentor Therese Allison is recognized as a groundbreaking pioneer and female executive, who broke the glass ceiling in a mostly male business niche (insurance brokerage). Her goal now is to empower women (and men) to “WIN” in business and life by landing a dream job, building business allies, achieving financial success and creating a work/life balance.
Based on 35 years of years of success in business and life, Allison uncovers how she became financially independent at age 38 when her company (McKenna & Associates) was sold to AON, and then retired early at age 43 to spend quality time with her children.
Featured by Yahoo! Finance, Advertising Week, Thrive Global, Booklist Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Market Watch and multiple affiliates of CBS, Fox and NBC awarded BlueInk Review Notable Book Seal and IndieReader Approved Designation, this non-fiction business and self-help creativity guide encourages innovation in aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Have you ever looked at a product and thought, 'Why didn't I think of that?' or, 'I'm just not a creative person!' Improve problem-solving skills and increase the effectiveness of knowledge management in your organization to come up with the next game-changing idea to hit the market!
In this book you will:
Learn how others innovate by examining the world around them
Practice asking questions, and see how to recognize details in observations
Complete creative exercises to get into the right mindset
Understand the importance of sharing ideas, and assess their feasibility
Fueling You to Find: Your Next Big Idea
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About to graduate from college? At your first "real" job and ready for your next career move? Trying to get ahead in the fast-paced, ever-changing and dynamic world of work? Navigating the waters of a professional career, from landing a job to working in a startup or large corporation, is more challenging than ever. There isn't a lot of room for error and few mentors with the time to help develop you for success. How can you quickly learn the interpersonal and professional skills to get ahead? Where can you obtain the knowledge to avoid mistakes and pitfalls? Who can you turn to for help?
Your Personal Career Coach delivers sage advice through its real-life stories from 25 successful professionals who bring their messages to life. Within the pages of Your Personal Career Coach are stories to help you write a resume that gets interviews, interview effectively, ask for a raise, know when and how to quit your job, understand your boss, work effectively with a team, and many more that will enhance your professional skills, boost your job performance and help you succeed.
Rather than a stuffy, impersonal instructional 'how to' book, Your Personal Career Coach delivers engaging, relatable and practical stories from professionals who have learned the lessons over the course of their own careers, including some missteps. The result is a collection of valuable insights, humorous confessions, and inspiring advice from authors with diverse experiences and perspectives that will help you advance your own career.