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Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working By Fergus O'Connell

Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working by Fergus O'Connell

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Don't learn the hard way get work advice from some of the world's most successful people, all in one place! Work is a tricky business the politics, the workload, the career ladder. It can take years and years of battling away and learning through mistakes to fully get to grips with the dos and don'ts.

Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working Summary

Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working by Fergus O'Connell

Don't learn the hard way get work advice from some of the world's most successful people, all in one place! Work is a tricky business the politics, the workload, the career ladder. It can take years and years of battling away and learning through mistakes to fully get to grips with the dos and don'ts. What if you could fast track that process? Cut out all those years of learning the hard way and working it out for yourself? Enter Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working, the unique guide to making work work! Fergus O'Connell has had a wonderfully varied career spanning three decades, and in this book, he will teach you the things it takes others years to figure out. You'll also find nuggets of wisdom and invaluable career advice from some of the world's most successful people people like Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Whether you're new to the workforce, changing roles, or just stuck in a professional rut, this book shows you what you need to know to get ahead. By learning from the common mistakes of others, you can avoid making those mistakes yourself and possibly skip a few rungs on the corporate ladder. * Quickly learn what others have taken years to work out * Get nuggets of work wisdom from some of the world's most successful people * Learn how to get more done in less time, and stimulate your creativity * Aim high, and get where you're going faster You'll spend the majority of your waking hours at work for the majority of your life. Make it time well spent. Learn how to be more effective, more accountable, more visible, and less afraid. If you want a seat on the bullet train to success, Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working provides the tips and tools you need. Buckle up.

Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working Reviews

This is a quick and easy read do not be fooled by the conversational style and speech bubbles, there is a lot of sane advice in this short volume (Career Matters, April 2015) "This book is a concise, uplifting and quick read." (Nursing Times, November 2015)

About Fergus O'Connell

The Sunday Business Post has described Fergus O'Connell as having 'more strings to his bow than a Stradivarius'.
Fergus has a First in Mathematical Physics from University College Cork and is one of the world's leading authorities on project management. His company -- ETP (www.etpint.com) - and his project management method -- Structured Project Management / The Ten Steps -- have influenced a generation of project managers. In 2003 this method was used to plan and execute the Special Olympics World Games, the world's biggest sporting event that year. Fergus's experience covers projects around the world; he has taught project management in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. He holds two patents.
Fergus is the author of thirteen business books. The first of these, How to Run Successful Projects -- the Silver Bullet, has become both a bestseller and a classic and has been constantly in print for over twenty years. His book on common sense entitled Simply Brilliant -- also a bestseller and now in its fourth edition -- was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. His books have been translated into twenty languages. His most recent title is The Power Of Doing Less, published by Capstone in 2012. It has sold 6k copies to date.

Table of Contents

So Why Did You Write the Book, Fergus? vii OK, So What s the Plan? ix Stuff I Wish I d Known About... Aiming High The only limits are the ones you set yourself 1 Appreciating Life It s about how you see things 9 Being More Productive Why the answer is not 16-hour days 15 Bosses What they re like and what they like 25 Commitment and Perseverance One gets you started, the other keeps you going 33 Common Sense It s not all that common but it s a skill you can learn 41 Communication You gotta keep em in the loop 49 Creativity It s not just for artists 57 Decision Making Figure out the real issue and stop faffi ng 63 Email Step away from the computer! 69 Failure It s good to fail 75 Having a Purpose Find something you like to do and you ll never work a day in your life 83 Keeping Your Business Going Don t run out of money 91 Making the Sale People don t like to be sold to but they love to buy 97 Managing People How our natural tendency to manage is often the opposite of what we ought to do 103 Meetings Just because everyone else goes doesn t mean you have to 109 Moving Up Show you can do what you re aiming for 115 Negotiation There must be something in the deal for everyone 123 Networking Why you should never throw away a business card 129 Organizations Why they re not actually run by senior management 135 Presentations You don t need to be led by PowerPoint 143 Projects and Getting Stuff Done Why you re probably being mistaken for Santa Claus 149 Reports and Reporting Why this is your chance to save some rainforest 155 Starting Your Own Thing Just get out there and see if people will buy it 159 Epilogue 167 References 169 Acknowledgements 173 About the Author 175

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9780857085702
0857085700
Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working by Fergus O'Connell
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2014-11-21
192
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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