Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Practical advice on keeping your job, advancing your career, and enjoying yourself a bit along the way

Tough times mean tough job conditions. From job security to extra responsibilities, the job market changes regularly and you need to adapt. This comprehensive book gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and action plans needed to boost professional value, ...

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Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Practical advice on keeping your job, advancing your career, and enjoying yourself a bit along the way

Tough times mean tough job conditions. From job security to extra responsibilities, the job market changes regularly and you need to adapt. This comprehensive book gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and action plans needed to boost professional value, increase visibility, and manage stress.


  • The foundation of success — get the lowdown on the key business skills to ensure your success, from setting goals to being an integral part of your team

  • Time for time management — discover how getting organized and managing your time are the smartest ways to preempt problems in the workplace

  • Talk the talk — understand the importance of communication in the workplace, from being an active listener to speaking positively to best practices in correspondence

  • Manage negative situations — master the art of staying cool when conflicts arise, dealing with difficult bosses and coworkers, and handling conflict constructively

  • Combat stress and decompress — get tips and tools for managing stress, letting go of tension, and relaxing when your mind is working overtime

Open the book and find:


  • How to negotiate to get what you need and deserve

  • Advice on creating a time-management system you can live with

  • The best ways to create a productive work environment

  • How to combat procrastination

  • When (and how) to delegate

  • Tips for dealing with difficult people

  • How to use business etiquette to prevent problems

  • Suggestions on using online courses to get ahead

  • Business Success Skills

  • Time Management & Organization

  • Managing Yourself and Others

  • Effective Communication

  • Managing People & Conflicts

  • Stress Management

  • Continuing Education & Training

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470637005
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Sales rank: 458,871
  • File size: 3 MB

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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