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From Day One: CEO Advice to Launch an Extraordinary Career

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From Day One: CEO Advice to Launch an Extraordinary Career

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Leverage the experience of world-class CEOs to maximize your contribution and accelerate your career. Leave those "rookie mistakes" behind!   

  • Indispensable advice straight from the corner offices of star CEOs, including Vanguard's Jack Bogle and Avon's Andrea Jung.
  • How to avoid disastrous "rookie mistakes" and consciously manage your career for best results.
  • Excerpt to run in Readers Digest family edition, to 9 million subscribers
  • Great gift book for the new year, a new job, or for recent college grads

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-220686-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-220686-0

In FROM DAY ONE, long-time CEO Bill White reveals the key skills that lead to breakthrough success, and helps integrate them into your repertoire as you manage your career for outstanding results. Discover how to identify the best possible first job, first company, first boss... and get them. Walk in at 9 am on your first day, knowing exactly what it takes to succeed. Leverage the experience of world-class executives and benefit from practical tips about everything from "managing your boss" to networking; learn how to make a superb first impression;  set the best priorities for your first day, week, month; uncover unspoken "local knowledge" about success; make the most of feedback; demonstrate potential without overstepping bounds; strengthen crucial skills, from listening to estimating and forecasting. This is practical, realistic advice straight from the "corner office".

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Keys to Launching an Extraordinary Career: What Contribution Will You Make?

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Foreword by Ram Charan.

Foreword by Walter Isaacson.

Introduction.

I. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

 1. What Contribution Will You Make?

 2. Your Personal Philosophy.

II. FINDING YOUR PASSION.

 3. Your Network: It’s All About “Giving,” Not Just “Getting”.

 4. Finding Your Ideal Position.

III. A SUCCESSFUL START.

 5. From Day One.

 6. Is Graduate School Right for You?

 7. Developing Your Career.

IV. THE NEW MANAGER.

 8. The First-Time Manager.

 9. Building Your Team.

V. SUCCESS HABITS FOR A LIFETIME.

10. The Successful Life.

Appendix: Your Toolbox for Success.

End Notes.

Index.

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