This book is a study of occupational advancement in American industry--a testing of the American tradition of 'getting ahead.
Author: Christopher Smith
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Business & Economics
This book is a study of occupational advancement in American industry--a testing of the American tradition of 'getting ahead.' It deals in terms of mathematical probabilities with an individual's chances of advancing promotionally up through the social-industrial structure. The study is based on the experience of twenty-eight thousand individuals employed over a sixteen and one-half year period in a large-scale industrial plant--a plant quite representative of American industry in many significant respects. The author investigates advancements up to the gang boss level, to the assistant foreman level, to the foreman level, to the junior executive level, to the executive level, the senior executive level, the officer level, and the presidential level. His study looks at the chances of advancement for individuals as a whole, for individuals in specific occupational groups, for individuals with differing amounts of education, and for individuals with differing scores on tests for intelligence. This book tells how many of the individuals entering employment every year, and which ones, will be promoted; how far up the ladder they will go; how many, and which ones, will be demoted; and how many, and which ones, will remain permanently positioned on their entry-level jobs.
Climbing up the corporate ladder requires dedication, continuous learning, and a particular set of skills to help you achieve your desired position. This book aims to guide people on how to move up the ranks in their careers.
Advancing in a career has become increasingly challenging. Most of us yearn for a promotion but rarely achieve it. Climbing up the corporate ladder requires dedication, continuous learning, and a particular set of skills to help you achieve your desired position. This book aims to guide people on how to move up the ranks in their careers. Readers will gain valuable insight into the corporate world's inner workings and provide tips to build relationships and get promoted. It is the definitive guide to help understand the skill and steps required to advance to the top.
" ?Larry Burke, Editor-in-Chief, Outside Magazine "This amazing book chronicles the life of Skip Yowell, a man who climbed the corporate ladder not in a suit and tie, but in hiking boots and with a backpack.
Author: Skip Yowell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Business & Economics
From small-town Kansas boy to adventure-junkie extraordinaire to respected mountaineer, this funky and funny read traces Skip Yowell's (Co-Founder of JanSport) unorthodox journey to the top of the outdoor industry. Full of offbeat details and photos from Skip's adventures around the world, he lets it all hang out as he offers you a rare behind-the-scenes look at the three hippies who built a successful company during the Summer of Love . . . how their good vibrations continue to change an entire industry . . . and why breaking the rules and taking good care of their customers keeps JanSport at the top of their game. No question, Skip's story will take you higher. He'll show you the ropes for whatever mountain you face. Whether he's drinking "Commie beer" in Ohio or slurping yak butter tea in China, this book will get under your skin and into your heart. And who knows, his story might just kick-start your dreams. So go ahead. Get the book (and another for your friend). Find a chair or couch or park or plane. Get comfortable. Be inspired. Then go climb your own mountain. "Skip's account of the founding of JanSport wreaks of honesty, humor, and enough anecdotes to stir a memory in almost anyone who has spent time outside. His tale takes you from a small room above a transmission shop to a global enterprise and packs enough adventures to keep the fire stoked and the beer on ice for hours." ?Larry Burke, Editor-in-Chief, Outside Magazine "This amazing book chronicles the life of Skip Yowell, a man who climbed the corporate ladder not in a suit and tie, but in hiking boots and with a backpack. He did so in style, and had tons of fun doing it. He stayed true to himself, maintained friendships, traveled the world and most importantly, preserved his passion for his job.... We can all learn something from Skip, who started building backpacks from scratch and created a company that is now a giant in the industry. His honesty and passion for life are his priority, which all of his friends and business associates can attest to. The world would be a better place with more people like Skip Yowell. I am proud to have him as my friend and encourage you to get to know his story! You will be inspired." ?Ed Viesturs, First American to climb all fourteen 8,000 meter peaks, Author of No Shortcuts to the Top "I wish this enlightening book had been available 30 years ago. The inspiration I have derived from it now would have been welcomed then. Like a new band without a 'label' (either style or record company), with originality and dedication it shows how JanSport forged their own way and set the high marks for others to strive for. This 'how it was done' book should be read by all aspiring musicians, for the principles of success are universal and are defined within." ?John McEuen, Founding Member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Stuck and in need of a JUMP START in your career? Or you finally reach the top but do not know how to SUSTAIN yourself there?Volume One in the Touching Hearts Bridging Minds series aims to answer all those questions, giving guides and practical examples derived from real-life experiences of an Award Winning Sales Professional and a corporate figure who has been climbing ladders for the past 20 years... and still intends to continue doing so.
Favoring neither the "in your face" aggressive tactics nor the "sugar and spice and everything nice" little-girl approach, Archambeau shows women how to be outstandingly successful and personally actualized without becoming just like men.
Author: Kathleen Archambeau
Publisher: Career PressInc
Category: Business & Economics
Favouring neither the "in-your-face" aggressive tactics of the "break-through-the-glass-ceiling" school of thought, nor the "sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice" little girl approach, /Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels shows women how to be outstandingly successful and personally actualized without becoming like men. This is the first book to teach women how to: use 12 of their natural roles and talents to advance in the corporate world; thrive in a downsizing and outsorcing global economy; and achieve both a rewarding and fulfilling life.
Mark Hansen¿s refreshing advice is to focus not on achieving career success but on the knowledge, skills, and values that increase your value to your company and help you recognize opportunities.
Author: Mark D. Hansen
Category: Career development
Mark Hansen¿s refreshing advice is to focus not on achieving career success but on the knowledge, skills, and values that increase your value to your company and help you recognize opportunities. As Mark explains, safely advancing up the career ladder involves more than technical knowledge, it involves self-awareness and cultural awareness, good communication skills, empathy and leadership. Where ever you are on the career ladder, whether you want to re-enter the job market or move out or up, Mark Hansen provides important answers as well as tools to help you make the right career move.
The Art of Office Politics will expand on how to talk with people within the organization: managers, subordinates, and peers. The book will teach intelligent behavior when it comes with how to prioritize actions and communication.
Author: Jack Ayden
The Art of Office Politics: Climbing the Corporate Ladder teaches basic political skills that will advance one's ability to perform and chance to succeed in the workplace. The tactics described in The Art of Office Politics will propel your climb up the corporate ladder and get you on the fast track to the position, compensation, and perks you desire. It will enable you in your career and provide you greater empowerment and security for your life.Tactics such as political maneuvering, influencing career decision makers, and developing a corporate identity are interwoven into this narrative account of a high-powered CEO delivering the wisdom of experience and corporate know-how to a young up-and-coming executive in the making. Examples of dealing with confrontational people, handling multiple bosses, and leading in a crisis are just a few of the situations presented. Strategies based on language sculpting, solution discovery, respect, and empathy gain new clarity throughout the book; making it easy for the reader to quickly understand the application of these principles to actual office relationships.Office politics has always been and always will be a part of the corporate environment. Politics is the language of social interaction in a hierarchal structure of people. The Art of Office Politics will dispel some of the negative connotations around being political.When an individual succeeds more in his or her career versus his or her peer, it is almost certainly because he or she knows a little bit about the art of being political. Using corporate politics takes certain skills that can be learned, but the application of those skills in the right situations, at the right time, and with the right people is an art. Many practice some of these skills without knowing what or why they are doing it; they only know that what they are doing works. The Art of Office Politics will expand on how to talk with people within the organization: managers, subordinates, and peers. The book will teach intelligent behavior when it comes with how to prioritize actions and communication. Other skills involving emotional understanding through respect and empathy will be explored. The Art of Office Politics has the formula to empower you to accelerate your career.
Throughout this book, the aim is to aid people on how to make decisions about their career in corporates and explaining why they should make them, and also understand the influence of those decisions on both their short and long term career ...
Author: Alaa El Nawawy
The book is an attempt to put the careers of individuals that are currently working in corporates or looking to join one into context. Nothing is done by chance or luck, but you everything needs a strategy and a plan. Throughout this book, the aim is to aid people on how to make decisions about their career in corporates and explaining why they should make them, and also understand the influence of those decisions on both their short and long term career. I do not claim that this is the single source of truth , I just say that I have tried it myself , seen it realize into results and seen it as well happen to other people. Grasping what is in the book is one thing, but your honest application of the concepts on your actual life is something you are totally on your own in doing . Read with an open mind and heart , nothing is impossible if you put enough effort behind it.
Author: MS Pmp Natalya I. SabgaPublish On: 2009-12
By leading its readers through a series of illustrative anecdotes and ending each chapter with a summarizing "lesson learned," this book studies human behavior to unfold the not-so-secret secrets of understanding how the actions of others ...
Author: MS Pmp Natalya I. Sabga
Publisher: Natalya Sabga
Category: Business & Economics
From Secretary to CEO: A Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Losing Your Identity is a book that speaks to how individuals can maximize their impact in any job, career, or life circumstance without compromising their identity, and still preserving their most precious human resource: integrity. By leading its readers through a series of illustrative anecdotes and ending each chapter with a summarizing "lesson learned," this book studies human behavior to unfold the not-so-secret secrets of understanding how the actions of others can help you understand and master your own. From Secretary to CEO: A Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Losing Your Identity contains stories and insights that will be helpful, entertaining, and encouraging to individuals at every stage and circumstance of life. Readers will also be introduced to an innovative concept coined by the author and learn how to become a "Black Belt" of their own identity. Written by business and academic advisor Natalya I. Sabga, From Secretary to CEO: A Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Losing Your Identity makes liberal use of inspiring personal examples and achievements that every reader can relate to in overcoming and reaching any personal or professional challenge or milestone while still maintaining a self of self and self-preservation.
Author: Ambassador Delano LewisPublish On: 2018-10-14
The goal of this book is to show you that the journey to the top is rewarding albeit challenging.
Author: Ambassador Delano Lewis
The goal of this book is to show you that the journey to the top is rewarding albeit challenging. Let's consider our understanding of a typical career path: you enter the corporate world as a young professional, wide-eyed and eager to please. You work endless hours without saying a word, you bite your tongue when you are criticized and do your job well enough to be promoted to a mid-level managerial position. You find yourself working hard for another 2-3 years and eventually you are promoted to a managerial position. You are now overseeing the work of colleagues and subordinates who do the work that you used to. Now here's the dilemma. Here's where most people find themselves at a dead end.
"Duct Tape for My Boot Straps" chronicles the frustration, tactics, and strange but true stories Karla endured during her new career search.
Author: Karla Halbakken
Category: Career changes
She'd had an exciting and award-winning career. Then, like so many others, Karla Halbakken was laid-off after the company for which she worked was acquired. Armed with a great resume, she hit the road in search of the next rung on her career ladder - or perhaps even a new ladder.After years of again and again "pulling herself by her boot straps," the grueling search for steady employment began to take its toll. Her straps began to fray. Then they broke. She then began wrapping them with duct tape.Job application after interview after rejection letter after disappointment, she tried everything but no amount of networking provided her with an offer - much less one she could refuse."Duct Tape for My Boot Straps" chronicles the frustration, tactics, and strange but true stories Karla endured during her new career search.In this sometimes funny, often insightful, and all too true book, you'll learn how one woman didn't give up...even when her boot straps did.
In his book, Finding the Balance: Tricks to Climbing the Corporate Ladder without Neglecting Life, author and Pepsi Beverages Company executive Rick Almquist tells his own life story to both inspire readers and offer the invaluable insight ...
Author: Rick Almquist
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In his book, Finding the Balance: Tricks to Climbing the Corporate Ladder without Neglecting Life, author and Pepsi Beverages Company executive Rick Almquist tells his own life story to both inspire readers and offer the invaluable insight he has gained from personal experience as to how to truly succeed in the corporate world without losing sight of what really matters. Most importantly, Almquist tells how he made it to the top without a college degree, as life's circumstances made it so that was not able to go to college. In his inspiring memoir, Almquist demonstrates that there really is nothing more valuable than an outstanding work ethic and an unceasing appreciation for those who surround you.
Career - oriented people are concerned not only about accomplishing the tasks
within their current realm of responsibility but also ... Just putting in your time and
doing your job are no longer enough to keep you climbing the corporate ladder .
WIN-WIN MY ASS! provides a targeted, well-planned assault to senior management by providing the reader with a series of tools and skills that facilitate an expedited climb to the top such as: Effective Boss Management Managing ...
Author: Steven Jay Pinsky
Finally...a self help book that recognizes the realities of the corporate world. Corporate America is populated with millions of middle managers whose current lot in life seems to be preordained. These middle managers go to work every day wondering how they can escape the mire that is middle management. They are further exasperated by the general belief that they are both smarter and more capable than their bosses. WIN-WIN MY ASS! is a unique, satirical self-help book that unconventionally tackles the sacred wisdom that states that dedication, teamwork and good deeds will ultimately be rewarded. WIN-WIN MY ASS! provides a targeted, well-planned assault to senior management by providing the reader with a series of tools and skills that facilitate an expedited climb to the top such as: Effective Boss Management Managing Travel for Personal and Professional Gain Advancement Through Pretty Charts and Graphs Risk Aversion Through Strategic Risk Taking Job Title Sequencing This modern marvel of management methodology is a must read for the terminally upwardly mobile professional."
Author: Barbara Wiltse BatesPublish On: 2019-01-03
This book tells the story of a courageous woman who worked hard to make her way to the top of the corporate ladder.
Author: Barbara Wiltse Bates
This book tells the story of a courageous woman who worked hard to make her way to the top of the corporate ladder. It is for all women who are fighting their way to the top and overcoming many hardships on their journey. May they find inspiration and motivation from Barbara's story and keep pushing.
A collection of five hundred maxims and bits of wisdom--including "It is easier to get forgiveness than permission" and "Good arguments sound like explanations"--offers an entertaining guide to business success. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
ABOUT THE BOOK Reviews "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin Tucker-bookreviewers.org "Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book.
Author: Andy Teach
ABOUT THE BOOK Reviews "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin Tucker-bookreviewers.org "Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book."--Edward Halebian, Television Executive "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition." -- Scott Braverman, former Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor "I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." -- Stanford University Senior This isn't just another book...it's one of the best handbooks to have when you get into trouble or need ways to improve in many contexts of corporate life.--NVS, Computer Scientist Product Description The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors. This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments." What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!