of the following books are chock-full of great insights, excellent tips
and offer innovate and highly practical ideas directed toward your
professional development, career planning and management, and
achievement of success (as you define it). The recurring theme in all of these books is that each of us must take personal responsibility for our own situation and discipline ourselves to take the actions necessary to continue to advance our career.
Take a quick look at all five and choose one that really "hits home" with your current situation and your near term career goals and objectives. I highly recommend all of them and hope you gain some useful insights that you can put into action.
This book by author Cheryl Richardson offers you 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time. Designed as a practical, action-oriented program, each chapter challenges you to alter one behavior that keeps getting you in trouble.
The key to unlimited opportunities for your career starts with - Smart Networking. This is a wonderful guidebook for building business relationships in a wired world. Liz Lynch, founder of the Center for Networking Excellence, demystifies the process and help you put strategic and tactical systems in place that build connections worldwide and attract opportunities 24/7. Also check out Liz's blog site at NetworkingExcellence.com
Great leaders know how to lead by example and create trust. With this book, Noah St. John gives you a simple, proven way to become a true leader, both in your family and your professional life.
those fearful of the next headcount reduction, Viscusi
offers a sound strategy for "surviving" and remaining a valuable team
member. The 50 tactics he offers are intended to bulletproof a job, but
are also the same tactics that make one a valuable employee and enhance
one's attractiveness to prospective headhunters.
An informative guide to walking away from an established-albeit stultifying-job and forging a more rewarding career. A multitude of questionnaires, exercises and worksheets helps readers determine their dream job, assess expenses and assets, and plot an escape plan to break free of corporate life. The book also provides pointers to those readers who simply want to be happier in their current job.