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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Rust Narrator: Dan Rust, Rick Adamson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780062456663
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A career advisor explains why many talented, hard-working people often miss out on their full career potential, revealing the unspoken rules you need to know in order to play the game to win.

It can be frustrating to watch others achieve great success while your own career trajectory is average, especially if the uber-successful are clearly less talented or less ethical. Or if they don’t work as hard as you, or if they play the game of office politics better than you. You can choose to be annoyed and indignant about the unfairness, or you can decide to do something about it. Workplace Poker is a master course in career management designed to drive career advancement in a positive and ethical manner, with proven strategies to accelerate your career path.

Career adviser Dan Rust shares the stories of many people who had lackluster career progress or were hampered by setbacks, but were able to turn things around and boost their professional momentum by “playing the game under the game.” They learned to think more deeply and act more strategically. They gained insight into what their colleagues at work were doing and developed the skills needed to promote themselves. They learned to turn every adversity into advantage and every struggle into strength. This book will help you

  • recognize your own blind spots and learn how to fix them;
  • learn about “corporate anthropology” and complex human relationships in your work environment;
  • accept full responsibility for your own career missteps and failures, then develop action plans to turn them around;
  • master authentic self-promotion, without feeling that you’re bragging; and
  • achieve the mental and physical energy necessary to supercharge your career.

Smart, funny, and conversational, Rust shares insight gained from more than twenty years of helping individuals turn run-of-the-mill jobs into high-flying careers. If your work life is just beginning, this book is the perfect springboard. If you are in a later stage of your career, you’ll wish you had read it decades ago. But there is still time to give your career a boost, and this book has many examples of late-stage career turnarounds.

In Workplace Poker, you will learn how to get out of your own way and find the success you’ve always wanted.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Made me laugh while confronting hard truths about my career. I wish I had this twenty years ago.”

    Amy Stein, director, CTE Systems

  • “Brilliant and insightful, a must-read for every ambitious career professional.”

    John Roth, CEO, Suntech

  • “Funny and just edgy enough to keep me smiling and reading.”

    Warren Crain, compliance engineer, G-TEK Enterprises

  • “This book is like a set of x-ray vision goggles: you’ll be able to see what’s happening under the surface at work, and prepare for whatever may be ahead, be it a layoff, reorg, product change, or power shift.”

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Dan Rust is the founder of Frontline Learning, an international publisher of corporate training resources. His award-winning keynote speeches and workshops focus on employee engagement, productivity, and career management. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.