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Secrets of Success at Work, The: 10 Steps to Accelerating Your Career

By Richard Hall

Published by FT Press

Published Date: May 16, 2012


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

Table of Contents

Foreword     v

Introduction: How to find your own “WOW” factor (and then how to develop it)      vii

Chapter 1: Look in the mirror. That’s the real you...say hello and be amazed     1

Chapter 2: To be told “you really look as though you know where you are going” is high praise     19

Chapter 3: Become a powerful learning machine     33

Chapter 4: Rediscover the lost art of listening     47

Chapter 5: I love pineapples: the state of enthusiasm that beats the blues     61

Chapter 6: Help your boss and they will help you and your career     77

Chapter 7: Individuals contribute, but it’s teams that win     89

Chapter 8: “Are you being served?” Why responsiveness is so important     105

Chapter 9: The power to attract     119

Chapter 10: Be a thinker and a doer and a magician     137

Conclusion: A master class in accelerating your career     153