Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career

Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career

by Ted Fleming


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Why are some people able to climb the corporate ladder easily while others get stuck? How can you set yourself on a rewarding career path and avoid job frustration?

In Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career, Ted Fleming, head of talent development for CVS Health, shares simple, powerful advice for finding the right job or growing in an existing role. Fleming offers actionable tools and step-by-step techniques that anyone can apply to crystallize and achieve their career goals.

Based on his more than two decades' experience managing, advising, and researching career growth, he offers an insider's view for navigating organizations where the path to advancement is complex and success strategies are often kept secret.

Develop will give you the guidance you need to:

  • Discover what interests you

  • Learn how to communicate your unique gifts to others

  • Uncover what employers are really looking for

  • Network the right way

  • Identify your leadership style

  • Craft a powerful image

  • Create a development plan that will drive results

Fleming also offers straightforward advice for navigating discrimination, gender biases, and other barriers to success. Designed as a practical reference to return to again and again, Develop will equip you to take charge of your professional life and find your way to a happier, more meaningful career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950665358
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 606,149
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ted Fleming is the head of talent development for CVS Health, a Fortune 10 company with more than 300,000 employees. His responsibilities include learning and career development for all employees, executive development, and providing business consulting solutions. Ted has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare, financial services, and education industries as a strategic planner, consultant, business owner, and general manager. He speaks extensively on topics including managing your career, executive presence, driving business results, leadership, creativity, and innovation.

Table of Contents


Introduction Why I Wrote This Book
Part I: The 7 Tools
1 Job Exploration Summary: Sharpen Your Own Perspective
2 Constructive Questions: Design Your Bridge
3 Mapping Your Experience: Build Your Bridge
4The Networking Quadrant: Forge Strong Connections
5 Leadership Preferences Survey: Identify Your Unique Style
6 Spheres of Influence: Cultivate Your Image
7 Development Plan: Create Your Success Blueprint
Part II: Special Circumstances
8 Making Transitions: Moving from One Industry to Another
9 Breaking Barriers: What Works for Women and People of Color
Appendix A: Leadership Preferences Survey
Appendix B: Quick Start Reference Guide
About the Author

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