An exclusive guide to besting the competition and rising to the top in your career.
Many people spend years working themselves into the ground, only to be passed over for the promotions, recognition, and pay raises they deserve. Today, there is a new set of unwritten rules for getting ahead, and they are all about making an impact. In Boost Your Career, Sander and Mechele Flaum expose what many people have taken years to learn: Success depends on the "impact dynamic."
Defined as projects that make a resounding difference in an organization, with the added benefit of impressing key stakeholders, the impact dynamic is what separates over-deliverers from average workers. Drawing on their many years in business in a variety of high-level roles, the Flaums teach readers exactly what they need to know in today's job market: how to identify opportunities and successfully lead projects that will propel their careers.
Packed with real and exclusive stories from seasoned professionals, newbies in big roles, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, this book shares the hidden hurdles, aha! moments, and tips for getting ahead in a competitive environment. Whether you've been at the same company for twenty years, you're starting a new job tomorrow, or you own your own business, Boost Your Career will make a resounding difference in how you view your professional role and frame your accomplishments.
Boost Your Career
How to Make an Impact, Get Recognized, and Build the Career You Want
By Sander Flaum, By Mechele Flaum
15 August 2017
5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
As a leadership-effectiveness consultant, chair of the Fordham University Gabelli Graduate School of Business Administration's Leadership Forum, and contributor to American Management Association, Sander Flaum has been using his impact insights to advise industry-leading clients for many years. His coauthor and wife, Mechele Flaum, has led a career in marketing trend identification and consumer consulting that has interfaced with many vibrant professionals seeking to make a difference in their careers.
"A thought-provoking read that will help you showcase your best work and add value to your career." —CLARENCE PAGE, Washington correspondent, Chicago Tribune, and Pulitzer Prize winner
"I love how this book shares hurdles as well as 'aha' insights for getting ahead in a competitive environment." —FAITH POPCORN, CEO/futurist, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve
"Boost Your Career is the secret sauce on how to transmit thought-provoking ideas to grow your business." —SCOTT TARRIFF, president, CEO, Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"From two true experts, an invaluable guide to proactively finding—and making the most of—the opportunities that get you noticed and propel your career. This isn't theory—it's practical, down-to-earth detail—and worth every penny." —NEIL NYREN, EVP, associate publisher, editor in chief, G.P. Putnam's Sons
"The Flaums have outstanding insight and their book adds value by being relevant to people looking to make upward moves from all career levels. Its positive, practical advice encourages habits that can serve people well throughout their entire lives." —DONNA RAPACCIOLI, dean, Fordham University
"No career is set in stone, and the Flaums prepare you to make the smart moves you must do to get the best out of yourself, make an impact, and continue to move forward." —RABBI ANGELA W. BUCHDAHL
"Entertaining, insightful, and well written, this book supplies outstanding insight into what makes an employee a 'keeper' and backs it up with useful tips and memorable stories on how to ensure the career you want." —JEFF ARONIN, chairman, Paragon HE
"Boost Your Career brings us insights from A+ players on what they've accomplished to build an impactful presence at work. Thoroughly enjoyable." —GORDON GEE, president, West Virginia University
"Impact is the driver on which careers are built, and this book gives you its road map." —ANIL MAKHIJA, dean, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
"Sander is a great leadership mentor. He has provided astute counsel on how to forge deeper connections with colleagues, bosses, and employees on your route to career success." —MELISSA FALCONE, VP at Mallinckrodt