Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies

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Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace

Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, ...

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Overview

Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace

Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress.

Inside this comprehensive book, you'll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers' attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more!

  • Proven tips, tools, and techniques to help employees at all levels
  • Information on business ethics, negotiating, effective communication, success, and managing
  • The most comprehensive guide of its kind

Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470575253
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Sales rank: 595,937
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Key Business Skills to Enhance Your Chance of Success.

Chapter 1: Recognizing the Hallmarks of Success.

Chapter 2: Gearing Yourself Up to Get Results.

Chapter 3: Goal Setting Made Easy.

Chapter 4: Being an Integral Part of a Team.

Chapter 5: Negotiating to Get What You Need and Deserve.

Book II: Getting Organized and Managing Your Time: Smart Ways to Preempt Problems.

Chapter 1: Peas in a Pod: Organization and Time Management.

Chapter 2: Focusing Your Efforts, Prioritizing Tasks, and Blocking Your Time.

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Maintaining a Productive Workspace.

Chapter 4: Defending Your Day from Interruptions.

Chapter 5: Overcoming Procrastination.

Chapter 6: Putting an End to the Perils of Paperwork and Data.

Chapter 7: Fine-Tuning Organization Skills with Technology.

Book III: Taking Charge of What You Can.

Chapter 1: Managing Yourself: Taking Care of No. 1.

Chapter 2: Managing Meetings.

Chapter 3: The Fine Art of Delegating.

Book IV: Get to the @#% Point! Communicating Effectively.

Chapter 1: Telling It Like It Is: The Fundamentals of Communication.

Chapter 2: Listening Actively.

Chapter 3: Speaking Assertively.

Chapter 4: You've Got Mail: Communicating Electronically.

Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of the Spotlight: Giving Effective Presentations.

Book V: Can't We All Just Get Along? Navigating Tricky Workplace Relationships and Situations.

Chapter 1: Understanding Office Politics.

Chapter 2: Preventing Problems with Business Etiquette.

Chapter 3: Staying Cool When Conflicts Arise.

Chapter 4: Dealing with Difficult Bosses and Co-Workers.

Chapter 5: Handling Confl ict Constructively.

Chapter 6: Serving Your Customers and Hurdling Challenges.

Chapter 7: Managing Ethical Dilemmas at Work.

Chapter 8: When Worlds Collide: Managing Change on the Job.

Book VI: Managing Stress in Stressful Times.

Chapter 1: De-Stress at Work (And Still Keep Your Job).

Chapter 2: Letting Go of Tension.

Chapter 3: Quieting Your Mind.

Chapter 4: The Secrets of Stress-Resistant Thinking.

Book VII: Going Further to Get Ahead: Certifications and Courses to Enhance Your Value.

Chapter 1: Discovering What's Available Online.

Chapter 2: Debunking Myths about Online Education.

Chapter 3: Using ePortfolio to Track and Tout Your Accomplishments.

Index.

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