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Disaster-Proof your Career

Tactics for Executives to Survive, Thrive and Keep Ahead

Language:  English
In dynamic times, adverse circumstances may threaten executive/management careers. This book presents practical steps to help you respond positively and ride out any storm.
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 In dynamic times, adverse circumstances may threaten your career. It is a sensible precaution to be prepared. This book sets out practical steps to help executives and managers respond positively and ride out any storm. It addresses the need both to create career security and make career progress and suggests methods of achieving both.

About the Author

Patrick Forsyth is a consultant, a trainer, and a writer. He has worked with organisations large and small and in many different parts of the world. He is the author of many successful books and articles on management, business and careers and prides himself on having a clear how-to style.

  • About the Author
  1. Introduction: the need to be prepared
    1. Change is the norm
  2. The workplace: the need for realism
    1. The way ahead
    2. Basic preparations and precautions
    3. The power of communications
    4. People power
    5. Creating the right personal profile
    6. Office politics
    7. Achievement and results
    8. A management role
    9. Constant readiness
    10. New directions
  3. Creating career enhancing opportunities
    1. Getting the most from management
    2. Obtaining constructive feedback
    3. Putting feedback to work
    4. Making the most of circumstances
    5. Useful people
    6. The learning manager
    7. Mentoring
    8. Networking
    9. Qualifications
  4. Ten steps to “ready for action”
    1. Resolve to be a regular “self-developer”
    2. Analyse and set clear objectives
    3. Make and use a plan
    4. Create sufficient time
    5. Learn from experience
    6. Learn from others
    7. Spot opportunities
    8. Utilise a mix of methods
    9. Monitor progress
    10. Aim high and be positive
  5. Afterword: the need for ongoing action
About the Author

Patrick Forsyth