Written in a very straight-forward and practical, yet research-based, style that users, regardless of their age/gender/nationality/race/etc. find engaging because it focuses on their personal need to enhance their effectiveness, career potential (e.g., salaries, promotions, job choice and flexibility), and general well-being (the book takes work/life issues seriously). The book begins by summarizing the research that focuses on what characteristics predict managerial and professional success and which characteristics predict failure. The subsequent chapters then present each of the characteristics that predict success in more detail, as well as tools and techniques for enhancing readers' personal and professional success. For beginning to mid-level executives.
CHAPTER 1 What Predicts Success?
CHAPTER 2 Developing Self-Awareness
CHAPTER 3 Building Trust
CHAPTER 4 Communicating Effectively
CHAPTER 5 Gaining and Using Sustainable, Ethical Power and Influence
CHAPTER 6 Managing Relationships with Your Direct Reports, Bosses, and Peers
CHAPTER 7 Managing Cultural Diversity
CHAPTER 8 Creating High-Performing Teams
CHAPTER 9 Diverse Teams and Virtual Teams: Managing Differences and Distances
CHAPTER 10 Crafting a Life: Your Guide to the Good Life