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Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO

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Education plus experience once guaranteed a successful career, but no more! Today, success depends on your ability to adapt. You must be agile, willing to adjust your professional expectations, and able to respond quickly to opportunities and threats.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1. To Launch Something New, You Need a Good Plan
  9. Chapter 2. Think Like an Entrepreneur, Wherever You Are
  10. Chapter 3. Listening Is Your Sure Fire, Go-to Career Strategy
  11. Chapter 4. Tweak Your Brand to Send Clear Messages
  12. Chapter 5. Start Now to Build Leadership into Your Brand
  13. Chapter 6. Power up by Tweaking Your Personal Style
  14. Chapter 7. Talk Back to the Voice in Your Head
  15. Chapter 8. How Do Other People Get Self-Discipline?
  16. Chapter 9. How and Why to Keep Smiling
  17. Chapter 10. The Real Meaning of “Networking” May Surprise You
  18. Chapter 11. What to Say When Your Work Is Praised
  19. Chapter 12. Give Positive Feedback in Smart Ways
  20. Chapter 13. Get Over Your Fear of Looking Like a Suck-Up
  21. Chapter 14. Use Games to Create Power and Direction
  22. Chapter 15. Be Prepared with Clever Ways to Brag
  23. Chapter 16. Get the “It” Factor: Create Presence
  24. Chapter 17. To Make a Career Shift, Start with One Grain of Sugar
  25. Chapter 18. How to Take a Career Side Step, One Sugar Grain at a Time
  26. Chapter 19. Those Annoying Speech Habits May Cost You
  27. Chapter 20. Does Your Calendar Support Your Success?
  28. Chapter 21. Prioritize Your Priorities
  29. Chapter 22. Getting Your Boss to Listen
  30. Chapter 23. Leading Upward: Manage the Boss, in a Good Way
  31. Chapter 24. The Jimmy Fallon Touch: Good Manners Help You Shine
  32. Chapter 25. Do’s and Don’ts of Saying “Sorry”
  33. Chapter 26. Find the Magic 20 Percent
  34. Chapter 27. How to Create Mentoring that Works Both Ways
  35. Chapter 28. Don’t Be Sabotaged by Your Own Frustration
  36. Chapter 29. Yes, You Can Do Something about Difficult Colleagues
  37. Chapter 30. Find or Build Communities
  38. Chapter 31. Make Your Meeting Time More Productive
  39. Chapter 32. How to Love Your Work Again
  40. Chapter 33. Make Social Media Work for You
  41. Chapter 34. Stress Is Contagious and Debilitating—but Manageable
  42. Chapter 35. Snap Out of It: Coping with Career Rejection
  43. Chapter 36. How to Foster Great Teams, Even If You’re Not the Leader
  44. Chapter 37. Celebrate Your Wins and Theirs
  45. Chapter 38. It’s (Usually) Not Okay to Be Late
  46. Chapter 39. Measuring Progress Makes Your Goals Powerful
  47. Chapter 40. Use Those Amazing Checklists
  48. Chapter 41. Overcome Big Project Letdown
  49. Chapter 42. Know When to Forget about Status
  50. Chapter 43. To Lead without Authority, Know How to Herd Cats
  51. Chapter 44. How Bigger Goals Can Take You Further
  52. Chapter 45. You Might Hesitate, but Keep Going
  53. Chapter 46. Ageism Is Real: Deal With It Sooner than Later
  54. Chapter 47. How to Stay Steady When Change Is Constant
  55. Chapter 48. Art Can Boost Your Creativity at Work
  56. Chapter 49. The Right Way to Move On
  57. Chapter 50. Choose to Be an Optimist
  58. Bibliography
  59. Index
  60. About the Author