This book is a must read.
The book is separated into three mindsets:
1) Find your ideal your strengths, your goals
2) BEFORE you get the job, what to do
3) What to do as SOON as you get the job to succeed
Here’s a snapshot of the plan – obviously you need the book to get the most out of it:
The “due diligence” on a company, department and employer before you apply for a job is the best section I’ve ever read on this subject.
There are also some powerful insights and tips about moving up inside a company.
I love that this book NEVER denies real humanity. Something “job hunt” and “management” books always do.
It recognizes that people are curious, nervous and protect themselves – it’s not sneaky to communicate with your employees – it’s honest reality.
I love their concept of the “fuzzy front end” that time when you start a job in the first couple weeks. Brilliant advice here, the best start plan (that includes tips on your home life ) I’ve ever seen in print.
Even tips on how to set up your office depending on your position.
For job seekers, in a post internet world this book has a communications plan with that critical pre-job networking stage.
There is an entire section on “day one” strategy.
This is also a great book for board members/ board chairs. Tips in here for you too, how to vet a board, the staff, what to do on day one, week one, month one.
A WHACK of downloadable customizable tools! Free!
Leadership, your own personal success is never as easy as pressing a button or reading a book. It takes strategy first, hard word second. You can do number two alone, for number one go out and buy this book today. You will not regret it.
Until then, I leave you to “Imagine” with a short thoughtful video by Xplan and Nitin Nohria about leadership – where do you fit in?!