Stop Sabotaging Your Career: 8 Proven Strategies to Succeed--in Spite of Yourself

Stop Sabotaging Your Career: 8 Proven Strategies to Succeed--in Spite of Yourself

Lois P. Frankel

Language: English

Pages: 320


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From entry-level employees to senior executives, no one is exempt from career derailment. According to internationally recognized business coach Dr. Lois Frankel, the most common sources of unexpected changes in career momentum are not your shortcomings but your strengths--an overdependence on the exceptional abilities that contributed to past success. It is the employee who exhibits the widest array of technical and interpersonal capabilities who will rise to the top. Now, in a guide for business people across all fields and professional levels, Dr. Frankel has identified the eight most effective strategies for overcoming career obstacles and becoming an invaluable member of any work environment. With self-tests and dozens of real world examples, STOP SABOTAGING YOUR CAREER helps readers identify their dominant professional behaviors and offers proven strategies to maximize their career potential--in spite of themselves.

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responsibility for the car’s assembly, rather than each person being responsible for only one piece, the quality of the automobiles produced actually increased. In the competitive hospitality business, the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain stresses teamwork in addition to excellence in individual performance during new-employee orientation at each facility. A stay at any one of the hotels is likely to make you realize that the Ritz-Carlton has redefined customer service in its broadest sense. Each

changing requirements of the organizational culture or movement from one company to another, one department to another, or one boss to another are but a few others. Clearly, behaviors that are appropriate in one situation can become potential derailers when applied in a different situation. If the culture of Dan’s company was more hierarchical—one in which people expected close supervision and little responsibility for entire projects—then his behavior would not have been considered problematic.

the known, as opposed to the possible, have tremendous difficulty thinking broadly. By operating within a constant comfort zone of what is known, as opposed to what could be, such people never take the kinds of risks required to successfully balance detail orientation with strategic thinking. • High sense of urgency. Individuals may focus so hard on completing a task they feel is urgent that they miss its how, why, and what. In an effort to get the job done expediently, they fail to see how it

fatigue or lethargy. Depression is a significant factor that can contribute to lack of enthusiasm or motivation to perform the job in anything more than a perfunctory manner. In order to address the appropriate cause, it’s important to understand that the work can contribute to the depression as well as the depression contributing to failure to perform the work. No matter how difficult it may be for you, exhibiting a positive, upbeat, can-do attitude is yet another factor critical to long-term

workshops focus you on the key elements of branding. No one knows branding like Montoya, so visit his Web site at SUCCESS STRATEGY 8 Network for Success Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard, author Before you decide to skip this chapter because the thought of networking (a) disgusts, (b) scares, or (c) bores you, take a moment to consider the concept of networking.

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