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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
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