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The workplace is constantly in flux, and even now there are new opportunities open to women. But to take advantage of these possibilities, it's essential to know the current rules for corporate success. This isn't your father's or your mother's workplace anymore!
Whether it's the CEO seat, an executive manager slot, or a more intrapreneurial position, women who follow Career GPS will have what it takes to gain their professional goals.
Dr. Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., an authority on career development, has worked with women across a variety of fields and in different kinds of corporations, from Fortune 500s to start-ups. Here she offers guidelines to help women forge their own pathways to professional ascent, providing tips for maximizing a review, networking in a relevant way, and much more. According to Dr. Bell:
Drawing from her work as a consultant to some of the country's most prestigious Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Bell helps readers succeed at every level in a dynamic corporate marketplace. Career GPS combines Dr. Bell's academic knowledge and expertise with dozens of heartfelt first-person stories from smart women who rose through the ranks. Here is a book that will guide women of all cultures, ages, and levels of experience to their career goals.
Chapter 1 Discovering and Embracing All of Who You Are 1
Chapter 2 Choosing the Career Path That's Right for You 19
Chapter 3 The Twenty-First-Century Job Search 41
Chapter 4 Hit the Ground Running: Your First Ninety Days on the Job 63
Chapter 5 Relationships: Cultivating Meaningful Connections 85
Chapter 6 Job Performance: It's Not the Only Thing, but It Is the Main Thing 113
Chapter 7 Moving on Up: Landing Assignments and Assessing Opportunities 131
Chapter 8 Going Global: Preparing for Success in International Assignments 153
Chapter 9 Effective Leadership in the New Corporate World 169
Chapter 10 Invisible Acts: Work, Life, and Health 187
Afterword: Memorandum to the Executive Team 219
In Gratitude 225