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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 tells, blind spots, secrets, and unspoken rules you need to know in order to play the game to win.

While many careers have been impacted by economic downturns, failed projects, downsizing and restructuring, or just bad bosses or bad timing, we all know of colleagues who continue to rise through every tough situation. Most assume that they have an advantage that protects them—degrees from the right schools, great mentors, influential friends and family, or just better luck. But these hyper-successful professionals have faced setbacks, too. Instead of allowing challenges to derail their rise, they’ve learned how to manage them better.

In Workplace Poker, Dan Rust gives you the strategies you need to accelerate your career, and prevent setbacks from stalling your progress or spiraling it downward. The trick, he reveals, is to “play the game under the game,” to think more deeply and act more strategically. If you are talented, ambitious, and hardworking, but feel your career just isn’t accelerating as rapidly as it should, or as fast as you would like it to, this book is for you. If you have been frustrated to see others (less talented, who don’t work as hard as you do) achieve rapid professional progress while your career stalls out, this book is for you. If you’ve been annoyed by those who are successful primarily because of where they went to school, or family connections, or financial resources, this book is for you.

Rust gives you the insight and skills you need to transform yourself and adapt and survive any hurdle—to turn every adversity into advantage, and every struggle into strength, including:

• Recognition of your own “blind spots” and what to do about them

• Mastering strategic and authentic self-promotion

• Enhancing your personal charm and likeability

• Achieving the high energy, both mental and physical, necessary to drive an exceptional career trajectory

• Developing an interest in “corporate anthropology” and the complex human dimensions of business

• Neutralizing the career-stalling impact of difficult or dysfunctional colleagues

• Deeply “owning” and learning from career missteps and failures

In his smart, funny, relatable voice, Rust shares stories of individuals who have applied these capabilities in real world situations, and provides short, focused exercises to help you think about yourself and your own career. With Workplace Poker¸ you’ll learn how to get out of you own way, and find the success you deserve.

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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. For more than twenty years Dan has been writing and speaking on a variety of career management topics. His award-winning keynote speeches and workshops focus on employee engagement, productivity, and career management.

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.