How to Rise to the Top...and Stay There!: A Leadership Manual

How to Rise to the Top...and Stay There!: A Leadership Manual

by Alexander R. Margulis


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How to Rise to the Top...and Stay There!: A Leadership Manual by Alexander R. Margulis

The present dire economic environment has greatly affected business and the opportunities for advancement or even holding a job. Even universities, although not directly in business, are feeling the impact of diminishing endowments, resulting in lower disposable funds and reduction in innovative, unproven programs, which, in the past, often led to breakthroughs. These conditions we hope are only temporary, and they will not affect careers in the long run. This book is written to guide the reader on how to progress in his or her chosen career, how to reach a high position in which one is actually in charge of a unit, department, school, or business and how to run it successfully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441975027
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Be in Charge: A Leadership Manual How to Reach the Top and Stay There
2nd edition Foreword- author to be selected Introduction- why is this book needed Part I. On the Way Up
• What a Successful Career Entails
• The Two Basic Administrative Hierarchies
• What it Takes To Achieve a Successful Career
• The Importance of Mentors
• Different Paths to Career Advancement: Business vs. Academia
• The New Era and its Impact on Careers: Whistle Blowing and Transparence in the Cyber Age
• Interviewing Well
• Negotiating a Job Offer
• Choosing Between Two (or more) Opportunities
• Impact of Gender, Dress, Foreign Accent, Usage of Provincialism, and Slang
• Eloquence in speech: Richness of Vocabulary
• What Can Be Incorporated in a Plan How to Succeed
• Education: Where, What, How, and How Much
• Be Computer Literate, Keep Up With Advances and Without Bragging Have Your Technical Skills Noted
• Physical Appearance, Grooming, and Fitness
• Your Office
• Behavior With Employees, Equals, Superiors, Traveling on Business
• Choosing Your Friends And Allies At Work
• How To Behave At Meetings
• How To Make Your New Chief An Ally In Building Your Career
• The New Chief Wants You Out
• Accepting Promotions, Demotions, and Transfers
• Economic Realities
• Associations, Friends, Societies, Social and Professional [social and professional what?]
• Family, Marriage, and Career
• The Two-Career Marriage

Part II. Arriving at and Staying on Top

• Leadership
• Interviewing To Get The Job
• Negotiating For A Successful Tenure:- Funds And Freedom To Assign Spending Priorities, Space, nNumber Of FTEs, Freedom To Design Plans For The Future, Access To The Very Top Of The University Or Company
• The Different Approaches To Starting [starting what?], The Entrance Speech
• Maintaining Relationships With Senior Staff Who Were There Before You And Choices For Recruitment
• Running A Business Versus A University School Or Department: Differences And Similarities
• Choosing Your Kitchen Cabinet [this needs clarifying]
• Choosing Your Executive Assistant And The Rest Of Supporting Staff
• How to Use Your Office As A Theatre Of Operations [this needs to be clarified; it’s very abstract]
• Treatment Of Staff: technicians, Secretaries, Senior Associates, or Faculty Members
• Choosing You Deputy-Deputies
• Running Meetings
• Gaining Respect And Loyalty
• Having Relations With Your Peers
• Having Relations With Your Superiors
• How To Treat Subordinates
• How To Cope With Adversity
• Recruiting
• Smoothly letting go associates
• Dealing With Media
• Organizing Your Schedules and Time
• Giving Addresses And Lectures
• Entertaining Employees, Equals, Prominent Guests Either At Home, In The Office Or Institution, Or In A Restaurant-
• Traveling
• Personal and Your Unit Transparence, Total Absence Of Conflicts Of Interest Personal As Well As Of Your Unit [unclear]
• Pros and Cons of Further Advancement
• Arranging Your Life Away From The Job
• Carpe Diem

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