Look Out Above (Second Edition): The young professional's guide to success

Look Out Above (Second Edition): The young professional's guide to success

Look Out Above (Second Edition): The young professional's guide to success

Look Out Above (Second Edition): The young professional's guide to success


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Look Out Above! is an essential guide for the young business professional. Here you will explore the path to workplace success with guidance on how to:

  • Contribute to and connect with your team
  • Communicate concisely
  • Present to coworkers and clients
  • Pitch ideas, lead, and advocate
  • Navigate the modern, hybrid workplace

Look Out Above! reveals a comprehensive approach to each of these skills, one not taught in undergraduate school, graduate business school, or even in company training. Written with great clarity and humor by a young professional and a seasoned executive, this book will have you blazing a new trail of personal discovery and transformation that will serve you throughout the ever-changing career landscape, wherever you go and whatever you do!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642258714
Publisher: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2023
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Co-author BOB SLATER is the voice of experience. here to help you bridge the gap between a formal education and a practical one, Bob helped two national real estates companies and teachers undergraduate and MBA students at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

Co-author NICK SLATER is a young professional, here to see that Look Out Above! speaks to you. Nick earned a law degree and is now an entrepreneur seeking to make it in the business world.

Table of Contents

Start Here
1. Contribute
2. Write
3. Present
4. Pitch
5. Lead
6. Advocate
7. Transform
8. Thriving in Today’s Hybrid Workplace
Notes and Sources
About the Authors

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

The Slaters provide a terrific multigenerational perspective on how young professionals can prepare for success. Much like a parent and sibling who we would love to have help guide us in our career journeys, the Slaters link together advice with personal stories in a practical and applied approach. The soft skills they emphasize and provide developmental advice around in Look Out Above!—from communications, to successful collaboration, to critical thinking—are the exact skills that employers most value, but struggle to find and develop in their talent pools.

Russ Morgan, Sr.
Associate Dean, Duke UniversityFuqua School of Business

With Look Out Above! Bob and Nick Slater have put together a compendium of helpful tips for a successful career in any field or industry. Everything you wanted to know that you didn’t learn in business school is here—from clear business writing and giving powerful presentations to managing relationships with bosses and colleagues. Sprinkled with humor and personal anecdotes, Look Out Above! is packed with wisdom and practical guidance for all young professionals.

—Charlene Rothkopt
former EVP of Human Resources, Mariott International

Bob and Nick have written what I believe will become a must-read business classic. Should be required reading for the up-and-coming. Look Out Above! is filled with realistic, actionable guidance for distinguishing oneself in the workplace and rising through the ranks. Add to that, Bob and Nick’s easy humor and personal stories will keep you as entertained as you are informed.

—Jeff Remsburg
Editor, Investorplace Digest (Young Professional)

Bob and Nick have drawn on decades of experience and wisdom to create an entertaining and practical field guide to career success. It’s a must read for those who want to be more effective at any stage of life.

Stephen Miller
former Vice Chairman and
Executive Vice President, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

A straightforward and humorous insight into the fundamental (and often overlooked) soft skills that are critical for growth and success in today’s business environment—yet not widely taught in Business School. I wish I could have read Look Out Above! five years ago.

Eric Rasmussen
Regional Director, Johnson Development Associates (young professional)

Many Americans haven’t read a book since high school. If you’re looking to buy a book that you’re probably not going to read, let it be Look Out Above! Or, if you prefer not to listen, try the audio version.

Nick Slater
author (young professional)

I’m impressed with the vast amount of practical and proven information in these pages. I know they can boost the career of a young executive because I saw them work for so many (including one of the authors). If I were starting my career I would have a dogeared copy of Look Out Above! at my side and my MBA on the wall.

Dick Michaux
former CEO, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Look Out Above! is a captivating book that gives clear guidance about how to make meaningful contributions at work, particularly for those who are early on in their careers. Success is increasingly dependent on excellent communication and critical thinking skills, as well as how to collaborate with others. This book gives great insights on how to develop these skills and how to become an influencer without authority. If you’re open to learning practical skills, engage with this book.

Gwyneth Cote
President Americas, Urban Land Institute

You will find more good sense in a single page of Look Out Above! than in most workplace guides in their entirety, not to mention most workplaces.

Fred Kameny
lawyer and editor

Oh, but that I could walk and talk with those Slater boys. They have mastered my methods, and more.

philosopher and educator



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