This one focuses on career progression, with (again) straight talking from the world’s top business leaders.
As with all of the series the book is just under 100 pages, and big print! This is a collection of 14 mini-articles by business leaders.
The best of the 14 are (in my opinion):
- Richard Pascale – A Designed Life
This is the most unusual of the pieces in the book, and it’s about creating the life (including work) that suits you – whatever that may be. Not just following the perceived route
- Lynda Gratton – Make Time for the Unexpected
This is really about taking the time / making the time to experience the other. The way of life you don’t do, what other industries do, how other people do things – so that you can then work out what might work for you / your business
- Paul Anderson – Choose Your Words Carefully
This is really about understanding that other people may remember something you say as an offhand remark as more than you meant it. And how the higher you get up a company the more important it is that you are careful of what you say.
- Gill Rider – The Virtuous Circle of Competence and Confidence
Put simply – being confident convinces you and others of your competence.
- Jay Conger – Take Ownership of your own Development
Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you – sort it out yourself.