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Your Next Role

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Your Next Role is for the mass market of middle management in corporations, and any other level of executive, who feels stuck on their particular rung of the promotional ladder – and who need to find some answers and a fresh edge to get ahead. It's for people who want to keep climbing the corporate ladder, but find that while they may have successfully navigated their way to their existing management position, they are now floundering as to how to work out the people and politics necessary to keep their career on an upward trajectory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Contents
  4. Dedication
  5. About the author
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Commit
    1. 1 Get ready to do the work
    2. 2 Consider why you are not already promoted
    3. 3 How not to get promoted: Top 10 mistakes
    4. 4 Commit to a new beginning
  9. 2 Your promotion formula
    1. 1 Get-Promoted Framework
    2. 2 Case examples: application of the framework
    3. 3 Apply the framework to your current situation
  10. 3 Purpose: why do you want the promotion?
    1. 1 Set out a vision for your career
    2. 2 Promotion is about a path to leadership
    3. 3 Your key task: develop your career game plan
  11. 4 emPowerment: take charge of your career
    1. 1 Take back control
    2. 2 Create, don’t wait
    3. 3 Your key task: make a list of empowering strategies
  12. 5 Personal impact: be confident about your ability to step up
    1. 1 Appreciate your experience
    2. 2 Tame your inner critic
    3. 3 Your key task: develop your value proposition for promotion
  13. 6 Politics: stack the odds in your favour
    1. 1 Learn to read the organisation
    2. 2 Build influence and leverage
    3. 3 Your key task: understand the politics of your promotion
  14. 7 People: figure out who makes the decision
    1. 1 Identify decision-makers and influencers
    2. 2 Launch your campaign
    3. 3 Your key task: map your critical stakeholders
  15. 8 Performance: deliver great results to get attention
    1. 1 Establish an impressive platform of results
    2. 2 Identify the next big wave
    3. 3 Your key task: shape your new ideas
  16. 9 Proactivity: put yourself forward for the role
    1. 1 When and how to ask for promotion
    2. 2 Prepare your pitch
    3. 3 Your key task: write up your role vision and anticipated priorities
  17. 10 Close the deal
    1. 1 Execute your get-promoted plan
    2. 2 Be ready to negotiate: a promotion without a pay rise is not a promotion
    3. 3 What to do if they refuse to promote you
    4. 4 You got the promotion … now what?! The importance of your first 100 days
  18. Final words
  19. What did you think of this book?
  20. Index
  21. Advertisements
  22. Imprint