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The small print of success : the little details that will make a big difference to your career.

Author: David Thompson
Publisher: Singapore : Marshall Cavendish, 2012.
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The devil is in the detail when looking for greater success in the workplace. How to watch the eye contact patterns in meetings to understand who the key players are; what to consider before you meet a crucial contact for the first time; interpreting the dynamics in meetings; how to avoid becoming a victim of politics at work - these are some of the specifics you need to learn in order to get ahead in your career.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, David.
Small Print of Success : The little details that will make a big difference to your career.
Singapore : Marshall Cavendish, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Thompson
ISBN: 9789814382861 9814382868 9814361402 9789814361408
OCLC Number: 792688040
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; A few words before we start; Chapter 1: Being successful by being the best 'you' you can possibly be; Learning from Lady Gaga: know what you want and make it happen; Getting to know me, getting to know all about me; Work it! Working with what you've got, and really making it work for you; And the winner of Best Actor is ... ; Your reputation is your calling card; If people judge a book by its cover, make sure the cover is one you want them to see; Grow up; The danger of assumptions; Control your emotions. Chapter 2: Getting your head in the game: keeping it all in perspectiveDon't let work become a sexy Siren and lure you onto the rocks; Keep your perspective; Be clear about why you're doing it: know your big prize; The boss in the orange jumpsuit; Chapter 3: Getting the basics right --
21st-century style; Key skills for success in the early 21st century --
how do you measure up?; Getting more from less: learning from the hare and the tortoise; How to work smartest, not hardest, every day; Action: 20%; Meetings: 20%; --
Managing the omnipresent power play of meetings. Seat yourself in pole position around the table- Eyeing up the eye contact; --
The one on paper is rarely the only agenda in the room; --
Be alert; don't let yourself get distracted; --
Be focused; --
Come equipped; Email: 20%; Distractions: 10%; Eating/fresh air/personal time: 10%; Listen --
then listen some more; Silence is golden; Chapter 4: Moulding yourself to your environment and making it work for you; Look, listen, learn: understanding the unofficial rules of your workplace; Your contract is but a piece of paper; Set yourself up for success; Speak English, not business bullshit. Keep confidencesDon't keep confidences; Naked at your desk; Desk sweet desk; Lunch al fresco or 'al desko'?; Guest at your desk? Minimise the internet!; It's a work desk, not a news desk; Chapter 5: Taming technology; Taming the email monster; That's what voicemail is for, dummy!; Every day should be a new voicemail day; Taking a holiday doesn't mean missing in action!; Phones and meetings don't mix; Too many cooks spoil the broth? The challenge of the conference call; The Ten Commandments of conference calls; 1: Be on time; 2: Chair and scribe: the Batman and Robin of the conference call. 3: Have an agenda --
and stay focused on it4: Do a roll call; 5: Manage the entry: summarise the purpose of the call at the beginning; 6: Acknowledge new callers; 7: Pretend they are in the room with you: be focused; 8: Avoid interrupting others; 9: Manage the time; 10: Manage the exit; Chapter 6: The art of getting yourself noticed --
in the right way, for the right things, with the right people; Differentiation, differentiation, differentiation; Identifying your unique differentiator; One eye on this role, the other on the next; Getting the job your heart desires: afore ye go, a warning.

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The devil is in the detail when looking for greater success in the workplace. How to watch the eye contact patterns in meetings to understand who the key players are; what to consider before you meet a crucial contact for the first time; interpreting the dynamics in meetings; how to avoid becoming a victim of politics at work - these are some of the specifics you need to learn in order to get ahead in your career.

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