Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities



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Take charge of your career and create a life full of learning, adventure, joy, and success utilizing these never-before-shared leadership principles Ann Hiatt learned working alongside the world’s top tech CEOs—Google’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer.

Whether you’re stuck in your current job, starting your first job and wondering how you can use it as a steppingstone towards your dream career, or mid-career and wanting to finally be recognized for promotion or a leadership role, this book is for you.

For the first time, Ann Hiatt shares both the daily habits and long-game strategies she learned working side-by-side for decades with the giants of technology at Amazon and Google.

Through clear guidance and incredible stories, Bet on Yourself will teach you:

  • How to define your abilities and speak up so that you can be recognized for the work that you do and the unique capabilities you bring to the table.
  • How to create opportunities for yourself when options appear limited and build a purposeful career regardless of your seniority or industry.
  • What it takes to build the confidence you need to build your dream career.
  • How to exchange your frustration over not getting the recognition you deserve for an empowered, actionable plan for taking control of your professional identity and get promoted.

These tried-and-true methods to take ordinary opportunities and create something extraordinary, and the leadership principles that guide the work of these celebrity CEOs, are directly applicable to your goals.

With a few consistent, daily habits you can build a future that exceeds your wildest expectations. No matter the opportunities available to you in your particular community or career stage, there is a path for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400220304
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 622,165
File size: 832 KB

About the Author

Ann Hiatt is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience as the Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, and as Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt, CEO/Executive Chairman of Google. Ann Hiatt left Google in 2018, after 12 years at the company, and recently founded a consulting company with CEO clients across the globe where she applies the lessons of innovation, ambition, growth-at-scale, and forward-thinking leadership that she learned at Amazon and Google to new businesses and the next generation of leaders. Ann empowers entrepreneurs and executives through practical suggestions of how to develop a corporate culture of relentless ambition and vision while pacing themselves for long-term success.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Schmidt v

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Foundation Building 3

Chapter 2 Creating Career Opportunities 21

Chapter 3 Increasing Your Impact 49

Chapter 4 Career Advancement 77

Chapter 5 Getting a Seat at the Table 111

Chapter 6 Getting Things Done 133

Chapter 7 Purposeful Risk-Taking 161

Chapter 8 Pivot Points and Reinvention 187

Chapter 9 Know Your Value 209

Conclusion 231

Acknowledgments 239

Index 247

About the Author 257

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