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The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life

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The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now

From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, The Naked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life.

Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your own career.

Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to the workforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide through the hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father of seven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents or mentors looking to inspire the next generation.

Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learned the hard way, after years on the job and many potentially serious missteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to those who have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates, jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit their mistakes.

Learn how to:

  • Become a leader

  • Successfully stand out and get noticed

  • Harness the power of being yourself

  • Network and create a profile

  • Establish rapport with colleagues and turn around an under-performing team

  • Get organised, spot opportunities, and learn how to say no

  • Set priorities, build confidence, learn how to delegate, and more

  • The Naked CEO is the truth you need to build a big life.

    Table of Contents

      1. SPECIAL THANKS
    1. PART I DARE TO DREAM
      1. CHAPTER 1 BE YOURSELF
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO BE YOURSELF
        2. DON’T FORGET
      2. CHAPTER 2 DREAMS DON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS
        2. DON’T FORGET
      3. CHAPTER 3 MISTAKES MAKE YOU SMARTER AND STRONGER
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
        2. DON’T FORGET
      4. CHAPTER 4 INSIGHTS COME FROM EVERYWHERE
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO FIND INSIGHTS
        2. DON’T FORGET
      5. CHAPTER 5 THE BLACK BOX
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE
        2. DON'T FORGET
    2. PART II CREATE YOUR OWN UNIVERSE
      1. CHAPTER 6 STUDY—FINISH WHAT YOU START
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: SUCCESSFUL STUDY
        2. DON’T FORGET
      2. CHAPTER 7 NETWORKING FOR NOVICES
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO NETWORK
        2. DON’T FORGET
      3. CHAPTER 8 GET LINKEDIN
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: GET LINKEDIN
        2. DON’T FORGET
      4. CHAPTER 9 CREATING A RÉSUMÉ THAT GETS READ
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: CREATING A RÉSUMÉ THAT GETS READ
        2. DON’T FORGET
      5. CHAPTER 10 SUCCEEDING AT JOB INTERVIEWS
        1. CONTROLLING WHAT YOU CAN
        2. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO SUCCEED AT JOB INTERVIEWS
        3. DON’T FORGET
    3. PART III IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE
      1. CHAPTER 11 THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: SURVIVING YOUR FIRST DAY AT A NEW JOB
        2. DON’T FORGET
      2. CHAPTER 12 ESTABLISHING A RAPPORT WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT WITH COLLEAGUES
        2. DON’T FORGET
      3. CHAPTER 13 REMEMBERING AND USING PEOPLE’S NAMES
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: REMEMBERING NAMES
        2. DON’T FORGET
      4. CHAPTER 14 TEAM WORK AND POOR TEAM PERFORMANCE
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: TURN AROUND A POORLY PERFORMING TEAM
        2. DON’T FORGET
      5. CHAPTER 15 GETTING PEOPLE TO SAY ‘YES’
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: GETTING OTHER PEOPLE TO SAY ‘YES’
        2. DON’T FORGET
    4. PART IV BE THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE
      1. CHAPTER 16 GETTING ORGANISED AND GETTING THINGS DONE
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: GETTING ORGANISED
        2. DON’T FORGET
      2. CHAPTER 17 SPOTTING AN OPPORTUNITY AND STANDING OUT
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO SPOT OPPORTUNITIES AND STAND OUT
        2. DON’T FORGET
      3. CHAPTER 18 SUCKING IT UP
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO SUCK IT UP
        2. DON’T FORGET
      4. CHAPTER 19 PUSHING BACK AND SAYING ‘NO’
        1. FITTING YOUR RESPONSE TO THE CONTEXT
        2. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO SAY ‘NO’ AT WORK
        3. DON’T FORGET
      5. CHAPTER 20 WORKING OUT WHEN TO LEAVE
        1. WORKING OUT WHEN A PULL FACTOR IS ACTUALLY A PUSH FACTOR
        2. MAKE IT HAPPEN: KNOWING WHEN TO LEAVE
        3. DON’T FORGET
    5. PART V THE LEADERSHIP TRACK
      1. CHAPTER 21 SETTING PRIORITIES
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO SET PRIORITIES
        2. DON’T FORGET
      2. CHAPTER 22 THE IMPORTANCE OF DELEGATING
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: HOW TO DELEGATE
        2. DON’T FORGET
      3. CHAPTER 23 BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP CONFIDENCE
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF AS A LEADER
        2. DON’T FORGET
      4. CHAPTER 24 THE WORK–LIFE BALANCE MYTH
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: ACHIEVING WORK–LIFE QUALITY
        2. DON’T FORGET
      5. CHAPTER 25 LEADERSHIP—IT’S PERSONAL
        1. MAKE IT HAPPEN: DEVELOPING YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE
      1. A BIG LIFE
    6. ADVERTS
    7. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT