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Stuff I Wish I′d Known When I Started Working

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 21 Nov 2014

Don′t learn the hard way get work advice from some of the world′s most successful people, all in one place! Work is a tricky business the politics, the workload, the career ladder. It can take years and years of battling away and learning through mistakes to fully get to grips with the dos and don′ts. What if you could fast track that process? Cut out all those years of learning the hard way and working it out for yourself? Enter Stuff I Wish I′d Known When I Started Working, the unique guide to making work work! Fergus O′Connell has had a wonderfully varied career spanning three decades, and in this book, he will teach you the things it takes others years to figure out. You′ll also find nuggets of wisdom and invaluable career advice from some of the world′s most successful people people like Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.
Whether you′re new to the workforce, changing roles, or just stuck in a professional rut, this book shows you what you need to know to get ahead. By learning from the common mistakes of others, you can avoid making those mistakes yourself and possibly skip a few rungs on the corporate ladder.

 

  • Quickly learn what others have taken years to work out
  • Get nuggets of work wisdom from some of the world′s most successful people
  • Learn how to get more done in less time, and stimulate your creativity
  • Aim high, and get where you′re going faster

You′ll spend the majority of your waking hours at work for the majority of your life. Make it time well spent. Learn how to be more effective, more accountable, more visible, and less afraid. If you want a seat on the bullet train to success, Stuff I Wish I′d Known When I Started Working provides the tips and tools you need. Buckle up.

 

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780857085702
ISBN-10: 0857085700
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 125 x 198 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: Capstone
Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

 Primary market:
Motivated self–improvers, executives, leaders, managers, educators, coaches, trainers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and those stuck in career/life limbo who are working harder than they want to and not feeling the benefit. People starting out in their careers.

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FAST TRACK YOUR WAY TO BUSINESS SUCCESS!
Work is a tricky business the politics, the workload, the career ladder. It can take years to fully get to grips with the dos and don′ts. But what if you could cut out the pain of trying to work it all out for yourself?
Fergus O′Connell gives you a head start in the business world by distilling what he′s learnt throughout his 30 years of business experience, and revealing the secrets to success that took others decades to learn. With invaluable career advice from household names who have reached the pinnacle of success, as well as plenty of practical and insightful tips and tools, this book will show you what you need to know to get ahead.
Including wisdom from some of the world′s most successful people...
′Every right decision I′ve ever made has come from my gut.′
Oprah Winfrey
′Spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.′
Sir Richard Branson
′Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don′t...respect their knowledge and learn from them.′
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
′Your time is limited, so don′t waste it living someone else′s life.′
Steve Jobs


Cuprins

So Why Did You Write the Book, Fergus? vii
OK, So What s the Plan? ix
Stuff I Wish I d Known About. . .
Aiming High The only limits are the ones you set yourself 1
Appreciating Life It s about how you see things 9
Being More Productive Why the answer is not 16–hour days 15
Bosses What they re like and what they like 25
Commitment and Perseverance One gets you started, the other keeps you going 33
Common Sense It s not all that common but it s a skill you can learn 41
Communication You gotta keep em in the loop 49
Creativity It s not just for artists 57
Decision Making Figure out the real issue and stop faffi ng 63
Email Step away from the computer! 69
Failure It s good to fail 75
Having a Purpose Find something you like to do and you ll never work a day in your life 83
Keeping Your Business Going Don t run out of money 91
Making the Sale People don t like to be sold to but they love to buy 97
Managing People How our natural tendency to manage is often the opposite of what we ought to do 103
Meetings Just because everyone else goes doesn t mean you have to 109
Moving Up Show you can do what you re aiming for 115
Negotiation There must be something in the deal for everyone 123
Networking Why you should never throw away a business card 129
Organizations Why they re not actually run by senior management 135
Presentations You don t need to be led by PowerPoint 143
Projects and Getting Stuff Done Why you re probably being mistaken for Santa Claus 149
Reports and Reporting Why this is your chance to save some rainforest 155
Starting Your Own Thing Just get out there and see if people will buy it 159
Epilogue 167
References 169
Acknowledgements 173
About the Author 175


Recenzii

This is a quick and easy read do not be fooled by the conversational style and speech bubbles, there is a lot of sane advice in this short volume (Career Matters, April 2015)

"This book is a concise, uplifting and quick read." (Nursing Times, November 2015)