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The Young Professional’s Guide To The Working World

Book Description

There are 80 million members of the Millennial generation. Each year more than 1.5 million of them enter the working world with little to no idea of how to succeed. While companies spend millions of dollars a year scrambling to learn more about them and adapt their work cultures to fit this generation, there are remarkably few resources dedicated to teaching these young people the traits and techniques that will help them succeed in an ever-changing and always-challenging corporate environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith
  6. Part I: Starting Prep and Groundwork
    1. Chapter 1 The Working World: No More Trophies For Participation
    2. Chapter 2 Don’t Be the DOPE: The Successful Young Professional’s Mindset
  7. Part II: Laying the Foundation
    1. Chapter 3 Check Your Ego at the Door: Dulling the Sense of Entitlement
    2. Chapter 4 Your Career Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Developing Patience
    3. Chapter 5 Staying Agile in a Constantly Changing Corporate World: Flexibility
    4. Chapter 6 How to Be Successful in Any Position from Day One: Be a Fast Learner
    5. Chapter 7 It’s Not About You: STARs Make It About the Team
    6. Chapter 8 I Hope We Fail: The Importance of Resilience and Follow-Through
    7. Chapter 9 Finding the Lesson in Every Experience: The Power of Having Perspective
    8. Chapter 10 It’s “Not Just” What Your Title Reads: Taking Pride in What You Do
    9. Chapter 11 Knowing That You Don’t Know It All: Building Self-Awareness
    10. Part II Summary: The First Nine Attributes of the STAR Young Professional
  8. Part III: Putting Up the Frame
    1. Chapter 12 The Goal of Every Job: Serving Your Customer
    2. Chapter 13 What to Do When You Have No Clue What You Are Doing: “Act as If”
    3. Chapter 14 Make Up Your Mind: Sharp Decision-Making Skills
    4. Chapter 15 There Is No “Box” to Think Outside Of: Creativity in the Workplace
    5. Chapter 16 Hard Work, the Smart Way: Be Resourceful
    6. Chapter 17 We Are All in Sales: The Importance of Asking for What You Want
    7. Chapter 18 Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone: Taking Action
    8. Chapter 19 Become a Juggler: The Art of Multitasking
    9. Part III Summary: Attributes 10 Through 17 of the STAR Young Professional
  9. Part IV: Finishing the Exterior
    1. Chapter 20 Do the LEGWORK: How to Be an Effective Communicator
    2. Chapter 21 The One Thing You Will Always Have Control Of: Your Attitude
    3. Chapter 22 The Road That Will Pave Your Future: Networking
    4. Chapter 23 The Most Visible Trait for Any STAR: Professionalism
    5. Chapter 24 Your True Reflection: Integrity
    6. Chapter 25 Let Others Help You Be the STAR: Be Coachable
    7. Chapter 26 It’s Never too Early to Pay It Forward: The Importance of Giving Back
    8. Chapter 27 The Determining Factor of Success in Your Career: Getting Results
    9. Part IV Summary: Attributes 18 Through 25 of the STAR Young Professional
  10. Part V: Bringing It All Together
    1. Chapter 28 Crafting Your Own STAR Mindset
    2. Chapter 29 Putting Your STAR Mindset Into Action
    3. Chapter 30 Finishing Touches
  11. Notes
  12. Index
  13. About the Author