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. Download and start listening now!