Executive Career Advancement

Executive Career Advancement

by Lorenzo G. Flores Ph.D.
     
 

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Learn how to manage the forces that shape your career

The X Factor In Career Advancement

The Perfect Myth: The Conventional Wisdom Models

The Real World Model: Find A Way To Get Pre-selected

The Multi cultural Promotion Track Simulation Game

Achieving A Break Through: How To Effectively Use This Book

Changing the Career Advancement Paradigm.

Overview

Learn how to manage the forces that shape your career

The X Factor In Career Advancement

The Perfect Myth: The Conventional Wisdom Models

The Real World Model: Find A Way To Get Pre-selected

The Multi cultural Promotion Track Simulation Game

Achieving A Break Through: How To Effectively Use This Book

Changing the Career Advancement Paradigm. The new paradigm states that there is no substitute for hard work and working the politics of the organization. Without dialogue about career politics organizations will never realize the degree to which politics drains morale and undermines productivity.

If you are not career savvy, you can bet your competitors will be. The book promotes the development of better career decision making skills through an understanding of promotion politics.

The book fills a void - not fully addressed by Executive Leadership Programs, Management Training and Career Counseling Curriculums. Career Advancement is a discipline with principles that can be taught and mastered.

The secret to Career Advancement is cutting time off the learning curve. The book features a frame work that can help x-ray the organization's promotion practices. Your success is only as good as your ability to analyze and work with the organization's politics.

The Art of Promotion Politics. The book engages the reader at a deeper level of thinking by presenting new concepts, compelling quotes and incisive career shaping questions.

The Book Is Must Reading

Anyone interested in career advancement or safeguarding their position in today's competitive organizations will benefit from the text. This cutting edge book, con- tains insights that higher-ups tend to share only with people in their comfort zone. It will help organizations maintain a fair and level career playing field.

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Kirkus Reviews
Flores, an expert in career advancement, offers up-and-comers an inside look at what it takes to get promoted in this strikingly honest look at how to build and sustain forward momentum in the workplace. Flores writes to tell people the truth about what will and will not help them get ahead in their careers. He delineates several competing theories about how career advancement takes place and then shows why these are idealistic and not proven by the facts of what actually occurs. He then lays out what he calls the "Real World Model," which is a combination of advancement through traditional means, like having superior qualifications, and usually unspoken means, like having a good rapport with the boss and getting fast-tracked for promotion. He explains that advancement doesn't just happen to people who have the right education and the right degrees; instead, it happens to people who, in addition to those qualifications, have an "X" factor. These are the people who end up being personally mentored by a boss or supervisor and who are earmarked for promotion, even when a company goes through the charade of looking for other candidates. In many cases, the system Flores lays out shrewdly reflects the reality of office politics; bosses are looking for people they can get along with, people with similar interests who laugh at their jokes and have the necessary charisma and prestige to add value to the company beyond the performance of their daily duties. However, some may find Flores' system too cynical for implementation in every situation. Detractors may points out that those looking to advance in their careers need to determine which of the models Flores discusses is true for their place of employment, and act accordingly. While Flores' advice will be good in many situations, its applicability may not be universal. Still, much can be learned from this book. For readers who want to get ahead in the most efficient way possible, this book offers a straightforward look at what really earns someone a promotion and gives detailed instructions for bringing that to pass in a person's real life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420807554
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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