Stop Sabotaging Your Career: 8 Proven Strategies to Succeed - In Spite of Yourself Paperback – 23 Apr 2007
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Bestselling author Lois Frankel's revised edition of her previously published guide to overcoming the eight most common stumbling blocks in the workplace.
About the Author
Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. is President of Corporate Coaching International. She is a sought-after speaker. Her websites are www.drloisfrankel.com and www.cororatecoachingintl.com
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Dr. Frankel writes about eight strategies that she has developed to overcome the situations above. She states that childhood experiences, mostly the relationship between children and their parents, shape the way that people react to their work situation. Most of us don't realize that our overbearing boss unconsciously reminds us of our bossy mother and that we react to the boss in much the same way that we used to react to our moms.
Frankel offers the perspective of thirty years as a "human resource professional, management consultant and executive coach" and her book is filled with real-life examples and solutions. Each chapter gives a detailed explanation of each of Frankel's Success Strategies, along with examples and tips on how to implement it. At the end of each chapter is a list of coaching tips, of which the reader is encouraged to pick two to three to put into practice.
The book also includes resources that include a Career Status Check that allows the reader to quickly test if they have any weaknesses in the eight areas, as well as suggestions for websites, books and organizations that can help readers develop the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
I found Frankel's writing style easy to understand and most of her suggestions applicable to my own career. Although there were some cliches used throughout the book, they were not enough to detract from the insights offered by Frankel's life experiences.
Armchair Interviews says: Recommended it to anyone who wants some common-sense tips on how to succeed in their career.
Books with titles like this usually restate the obvious in a shallow and repetitive way.
This one is different. I like it - and I am quite picky when it comes to books.
As I understand, it comes from a practitioner, a consultant. PhD title gave the book some credibility in my eyes, too. I found a few interesting insights. I am still reading it with a pencil, take notes, and I plan to re-read it regularly to refresh my memory on it.
The book is just right in terms of concepts and material and suggestion for action (to do lists).
I'm a former legal secretary in the midst of a career change and found this book very enlightening. I highly recommend it for anywone who wants to move forward in his career. The sad thing is that this book would not have done me any good as a legal sec because of the lack of room for advancement or promotional opportunities. The legal field doesn't have a ladder of success to climb for staff. Not only do they have nothing to lose by not learning and applying the principles in this book, but neither do attys. They can be as mean and nasty as they want and will still go far.
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