By Ken Langdon
Fifty two clean rules for hiking the ladder...two steps at a time.Cultivate a funky profession deals the information and tricks to assist job-seekers-whether they're fresh university grads or are skilled employees searching for new directions-achieve their expert goals.- notion #7: Lead with sort- inspiration #23: Draw your personal map- notion #29: altering horses mid-career- proposal #48: Make me a proposal
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Extra resources for Cultivate a Cool Career: Guerrilla Tactics for Reaching the Top
Defining idea... ” ANONYMOUS YOU HAVE OUR UNDIVIDED LOYALTY until it doesn’t suit us Now let’s look at the other side of the coin—the organization itself. Your organization is probably chaotic, either all the time, sometimes, or in places. This is both a problem and an opportunity for the career minded. This chaos means that whatever it says about looking after you and your career, your company may very well not be able to live up to its promises. Organizations, for example, have to take technological change on board if they are to survive, even if it costs careers.
SO what distinguishes those who Make it to the top from those who languish in a job that doesn’t stretch them Or give them the rewards they crave? Yes, OK, it’s skills and knowledge, but it’s also flair—and you can develop flair. Flair increases with the number of times you exercise it, so take risks and think outside the box. Throughout my conversations with top people I have found this to be a theme. ” Ambitious people do not wait for a sluggish management to come around to their way of thinking.
Suddenly, with about a week to go, he announced that he was taking a short holiday and would miss this top-level meeting. Stupidly, I smelled no rat, took the opportunity of going to the meeting myself, and was there when the bombshell landed. They had, of course, decided to go with IBM and took this opportunity to inform us. It was, I think, the most embarrassing meeting of my business life. Actually, in the end, my boss and I soon fixed things by making a huge price concession, and Jan came back with little to do except get the contracts signed and pick up his bonus.
Cultivate a Cool Career: Guerrilla Tactics for Reaching the Top by Ken Langdon