Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job

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When work becomes messy and complicated, we stop getting good work done, we lose sight of the things that inspire us, and sometimes we disengage. This book helps you translate your challenges at work into useful insights that boost learning and performance, and make your time spent at work a little better.

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ISBN-13: 9781137337405
ISBN-10: 1137337400
Pagini: 256
Ilustrații: 32 figures
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Ediția: 2013
Editura: Palgrave Macmillan US
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării: New York, United States


Dedication Preface Introduction PART I: THE HIDDEN PATH TO SUCCESS AT WORK 1. The Myth of Your Working Life 2. Re-Thinking the Way We Work 3. Average Is Over 4. Get Your Working Life R-I-T-E PART II: REVEALING YOUR HIDDEN CURRICULUM OF WORK® 5. Seeing Your 'Job-Within-The-Job' PART III: NAVIGATING CHALLENGES IN YOUR PATH TO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE 6. Transforming Hidden Challenges with Nav-Maps 7. Success Stories from the Hidden Side of Work 8. Making Your Own Nav-Maps PART IV: STAYING ON YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS AT WORK 9. Quantify Your Investment 10. The Answer to Overworked and Disengaged 11. Create Your Own Future-Proof Plan 12. Your Daily Compass for Solo Navigation PART V: ESTABLISHING FUTURE-PROOF LEADERS, TEAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS 13. A Guide to Team Navigation 14. Managing to the Hidden Side of Work 15. Cultivating Future-Proof Leaders & Organizational Cultures Appendix 1: Self-Assessment: How Future-Proof Are You? Appendix 2: The 40-Statement BLP Assessment Appendix 3: The Story and Science Behind the Hidden Curriculum of Work® Appendix 4: Additional Resources to Navigate the Hidden Curriculum of Work® About the Author Bibliography


'Beyond the Job Description delivers a powerful framework for understanding the demands that underlie any job. Step by step, Sostrin offers tools that are immediately applicable for increasing personal effectiveness and for ensuring alignment with team and organizational needs. Equally relevant for employees, managers, and those who coach them, readers will find wisdom and utility in every chapter.' David R. Seibold, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
'Jesse Sostrin provides a powerful performance tool, Nav-Maps, to help employee's resolve everyday challenges that threaten individual and organizational success. Beyond the Job Description presents effective, easy to follow methods that reveal the hidden, ill-defined, individual performance expectations shared by most organizations.' Maclynn R. Brinton, CEO/President, InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.
'Sostrin shares uncanny insight into a world where many of us spend the majority of our lives, but that few of us truly understand: the workplace. With meticulous detail and real world examples, Sostrin reveals the secret for successfully creating a work environment that maximizes performance and happiness. Beyond the Job Description is essential reading for any employee who wants to remain irreplaceable in an uncertain world.' Chad Troutwine, Co-Founder and CEO, Veritas Prep
'If you want to get ahead in your own career or be known for developing the talent of others, READ THIS BOOK! Jesse Sostrin offers an innovative way to look at jobs by focusing on both the openly-discussed and hidden demands of organizational life. Leaders and coaches can use this information to foster the development of others.' Marian N. Ruderman, Ph.D., Director, Research Horizons, and Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership
"A roadmap to the working life you long for... Meticulously researched and artfully written, this book is a must-read for anyone, at any point in their career, who wants to give (and get) more from organizational life." Jennifer Lyn Simpson, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Conversant

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Jesse Sostrin