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1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761114055

Cover of 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work 99 (ISBN 978-0761114055)
ISBN13: 978-0761114055
ISBN10: 076111405X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

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1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761114055

Bob Nelson

ISBN13: 978-0761114055
ISBN10: 076111405X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co.
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Using case studies, examples, quotes, and exercises, this is a practical handbook about managing up - about employees taking ownership of their jobs, whether it's an assistant working for a manager or a VP working for the CEO.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dean Spitzer Preface PART I: YOU AND YOUR JOB Thinking Outside the Box Be Your Own Boss: Seeing the Big Picture Toolbox: Unleashing Employee Innovation and Creativity Take Action Now! Personal Attributes for Initiative Doing Your Homework Be Your Own Boss: Learn from Your Mistakes Toolbox: Systematic Problem Solving Take Action Now! Identifying Your Organization's Culture, Values, and Norms Taking Action/Capitalizing on Opportunities Be Your Own Boss: Taking Responsibility for Your Actions Toolbox: Attitude and Balance Are Important to Taking Action Take Action Now! Tips for Being in Charge Making Improvements Be Your Own Boss: How to Make Suggestions Count Toolbox: Selling Your Ideas to Others Perseverance and Persistence Be Your Own Boss: Choosing Your Peaks and Valleys Toolbox: Managing Your Time Take Action Now! Persistence Pays Off PART II: YOU AND OTHERS Leadership and Influence Toolbox: The Five Sources of Power and How to Use Them Be Your Own Boss: What Makes a Leader? Take Action Now! Leaders Influence Actions Communication/Networking Be Your Own Boss: How to Get Others to Help You Toolbox: How to Have Influence in Meetings Take Action Now! Communication and Networking Tips Managing Up Be Your Own Boss: How to Say No: A Story Take Action Now! Secrets to Managing Up Working in Teams Be Your Own Boss: Deciding What's Important Toolbox: Empowering Teams Take Action Now! Tips for Teamwork Above and Beyond Be Your Own Boss: Putting Yourself in Your Customer's Shoes Toolbox: Naive Listening Take Action Now! Delivering Above and Beyond Service PART III: YOUR CAREER AND YOUR LIFE Taking Charge of Your Career Be Your Own Boss: How to Improve Your Marketability Toolbox: Networking Made Easy Toolbox: How to Ask for a Raise Take Action Now! Planning for Advancement Learning and Education Be Your Own Boss: Deciding Your Career's Work Toolbox: Ten Great Ways to Learn at Work Take Action Now! Life-Long Learning Developing Skills on the Job Be Your Own Boss: Expressing Your Opportunity Interest Toolbox: Cultivating a Mentor Overcoming Obstacles Be Your Own Boss: Seeing Challenges as Opportunities Toolbox: Balancing Work and Family Take Action Now! Strategies for Taking Initiative Career Options Be Your Own Boss: Constantly Search for Your Next Job Toolbox: Simplifying Your Life Take Action Now! Unlimited Opportunity APPENDIXES 1. Index to Innovators 2. Index to Featured Companies

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