How to Stand Apart @ Work: Transforming Fine to Fabulous

How to Stand Apart @ Work: Transforming Fine to Fabulous

by Judith Bowman
     
 

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Changing jobs and even careers is commonplace today as we are immersed in the most competitive global business climate in history. As of mid-2013 there are about 12.7 million unemployed Americans and 3 million unfilled job openings. Companies have no trouble attracting large numbers of applicants, but identifying qualified candidates who not only possess the

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Changing jobs and even careers is commonplace today as we are immersed in the most competitive global business climate in history. As of mid-2013 there are about 12.7 million unemployed Americans and 3 million unfilled job openings. Companies have no trouble attracting large numbers of applicants, but identifying qualified candidates who not only possess the educational requirements and technical expertise, but are also the right “cultural fit”—and possess polish, professionalism, and personality—is another matter altogether.
 
Interpersonal communication skills are intrinsic in business and are the spark to ignite business relationships, yet ironically few teach these people skills, and they are not found in any textbook. Given the ranking quotient for these much-sought-after interpersonal communication skills, together with the call for leadership these days, this is not only ironic but ill-fated. How to Stand Apart @ Work: Transforming Fine to Fabulous! is that textbook.
 
The chances of landing our dream job with the firm of our choice through an Internet website or an ad in the local community newspaper are remote. Most agree that the way we identify and land the position we really want is through other people we know. How to Stand Apart @ Work: Transforming Fine to Fabulous! provides the tools to cultivate relationships, reignite and expand our network of connections, and fortify our business lifelines. 
 
How to Stand Apart @ Work: Transforming Fine to Fabulous!  takes everyday business situations and reveals how to leverage them as standalone opportunities to show respect, earn respect, and demonstrate that you know how to lead, motivate others, and advance in your career. The polished professional will know how to confidently navigate the business landscape not just here in the United States but anywhere in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614486879
Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Interpersonal communication skills are central to the fabric of our society and quickly becoming a lost art. In today’s fast-paced frenetic world, timeless people skills are not being taught and as a result, next generation leaders are massively disadvantaged. We acknowledge the opportunity at hand to restore the valuable people skills necessary to succeed in our global business climate today. While most of us may know how to behave in a way that is considered “fine,” very few know how to truly be “fabulous!” Consider this book as your guide on how to stand apart at work™ with an arsenal of fabulous skills.

Interestingly, employers seek out and eagerly hire those who have the “it” factor and clients retain/engage those they like and trust. Given the high-ranking quotient for interpersonal relationships and people skills together with the call for leadership these days, it is not only ironic but ill-fated that many in the workplace are uninformed about basic rules governing etiquette and protocol, or even how to execute a proper handshake. Today’s young adults are ambitious and educated, however, they need more than just book knowledge and technical know-how to advance. In an economy where downsizing and mergers and acquisitions are rampant, mental flexibility and alertness are required as companies hire and keep only the best of class. Therefore, those chosen and remaining need to be confident knowing that everything said and done is completely within acceptable codes of conduct and professional behavior.

Meet the Author

Judith Bowman is an educator, author, syndicated journalist, and internationally recognized authority on business etiquette and international protocol. Enlightened by twenty years of face-to-face sales and marketing encounters, revelations, and faux pas from her work in corporate America, Bowman launched her consulting business in 1992. She counsels Fortune 500 professionals, political leaders, and royalty. Her first book, Don't Take the Last Donut (The Career Press), is sold in twelve countries, translated into ten languages, and featured on the recommended reading list of Fortune 500 firms, educational institutions, and leading motivational life coaches.
 
Bowman has earned and now provides protocol certification, including Train the Trainer programs. She is a graduate of Boston College and attended Harvard University. She authored a weekly etiquette column for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eagle Tribune Publishing Company that was syndicated throughout New England for ten years, and she hosted a weekly television segment on New England Cable News for four years. She has written articles for Forbes, CFO, Newsweek, CNN Everyday Money, Business Week, Boston Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and other media outlets.

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