Grow Wherever You Work
Straight Talk to Help With your Toughest ChallengesBook - 2017 | First Edition.
Powerful, unvarnished advice for growing through the work challenges aspiring leaders face--from a bestselling author
The business world is full of catchphrases: find your passion; follow your North Star; think positive; be authentic; suck it up; take risks. All well-intentioned, this inch-deep advice just isn't very helpful. How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That's the question bestselling author Joanna Barsh sets out to answer--not by asking motivational gurus or well-established CEOs but by diving into the trenches with today's boldest, brightest, up-and-coming leaders.
Distilling the stories of work challenges from more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face, not despite them. Representing a rich diversity of voices--immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; parents, some of whom are single--this book shows you how to succeed using these challenges to accelerate your growth. These include: handling mounting pressures, dealing with colossal mistakes or very difficult people, bouncing back from poor performance reviews, taking uncomfortable risks, navigating workday blues and blahs, and much more.
This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action--and grow wherever they work.