Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage

Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage

by May Busch


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When it comes to success in the 21st century workplace, being “good at your job” is no longer enough.

Today, there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed—and thrive. But in a working environment that’s long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it really takes to maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and get to the top.

In this real-world guide, May Busch, an international leadership consultant and former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, shares the lessons, turning points, and stories behind her own success and the success of those she’s led, mentored, and coached. With Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage she takes the mystery out of career mastery and helps you quickly identify, understand, and maximize the skills needed to advance.

Simply and systematically, Accelerate helps you assess and act on the What, Where, When and How of advancing your career, so you can fulfill your leadership potential and make the difference you were meant to make. You’ll learn a step-by-step framework to help you take ownership of your career, including:

  • The 9 Capabilities you need to develop, and how to choose which ones to focus on
  • Specific how-to steps to increase your effectiveness—and enhance your reputation
  • The transformational power of recognizing and mastering hidden “career gates”
  • Planning tools, game-changing exercises, and much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993545108
Publisher: Old Avenue Press
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 495,093
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

May Busch faced a wide range of challenges during her 24-year career in investment banking. From hiring the wrong people to be being shifted out of jobs and passed over for promotions, she experienced just about every pitfall, setback and misfortune the corporate world can dish out. However, those mistakes empowered May to learn what it takes to succeed in a changing workplace, achieving her goal of becoming a Managing Director and, ultimately, Morgan Stanley's Chief Operating Officer for Europe. Now, she is using the hard lessons she learned to help other achievers take ownership of their careers and enjoy a faster, smoother climb to success.

Through her international consulting practice based in the U.K., May Busch & Associates Ltd, May works with senior management of corporations and professional services firms on organizational strategy, leadership development, and client effectiveness. She offers workshops, keynotes, consulting and executive coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders and their teams, focusing on bringing her insights and experiences to help them advance their organizations and to promote greater thought leadership, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace.

May also serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the President and Professor of Practice at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and has lectured at Imperial College Business School, Cass Business School, Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and Harvard University's Office of Career Services. She holds a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of The Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme. She is married and has three children. Accelerate is her first book.

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