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In Getting Ahead, top executive coach Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature PVI model—Perception, Visibility, and Influence. Through practical advice, true-to-life examples, and action-oriented tips, you'll learn how to create the right image, increase your profile across the organization, and exert influence by driving change and inspiring people. Get effective tools and tactical approaches that you can implement immediately to become an invaluable—and noticeable—resource for your company, including:
A four-step perception management process to evaluate how you are perceived and change that perception, if necessary
Identify and recruit advocates who will speak up on your behalf
Discover the mind-sets that are stunting your growth, and overcome your fear of the spotlight
Speak up, speak first, and speak often in meetings
Become a master influencer who understands the needs of executives up the ladder, empowers subordinates, and builds relationships with peers
Eliminate the roadblocks that keep you from advancing. Get your name circulating among higher levels of management so that others know you, see your results, and acknowledge the impact you bring to the company. Getting Ahead will put you out in front of the competition. You've done the hard work; now learn how to reap the rewards.
"Getting Ahead is packed with common sense advice about how to advance your career without sacrificing your integrity. Read this book and let Joel Garfinkle lead you down the right path toward personal success."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Lead with LUV
"I recommend this book with great enthusiasm. In a world going out of control, it's a godsend to have a man who teaches us how to get greater control over our own lives. Joel Garfinkle is his name; remember it. He is one of the very best counselors I have ever met."
—Dick Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
"In today's hyper-competitive business world, just being great at what you do will not (alas) get you to the top. Joel Garfinkle knows what will: perception, visibility, and influence. His insightful guide is a must-read for anyone looking to turbocharge his or her career."
—Anne Fisher, "Ask Annie" careers/workplace columnist, Fortune.com
"In Getting Ahead, Joel Garfinkle offers an original, memorable, and powerful approach to becoming more influential, more visible, and highly regarded. Filled with practical advice, real-life examples, and documented evidence, this book is an essential guide for anyone wishing to take charge of their careers."
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the award-winning and bestselling The Leadership Challenge
"An indispensable, professional advancement handbook for leaders at every level."
—Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO of Leader to Leader Institute (Formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation) Former CEO, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
I found this book to be well written and full of practical advice!
The clear steps that Mr. Garfinkle lays out to strengthen your perception, visibility and influence at work would apply to pretty much any job in any workplace.
Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Taking Your Career to The Next Level This book was awesome.
Getting Ahead is a book with lots of practical advice that helps you strategically devise a plan to take your career from wherever it is to higher levels. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bubby
Excellent read. Super helpful in navigating politics and building relationshipsPublished 3 days ago by Tatiana
Did not meet my expectations. The writing seemed shallow and did not really address the issues one would expect in a workplace not did it offer any meaningful suggestions on how to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mu
Fantastic book. Lists the steps to achieve upward mobility in today's tough corporate world, elucidated with examples and provides clear action plans.Published 6 months ago by Soumen
This is a wonderful source of information for helping YOU get the attention that your work deserves!! I will refresh the lessons on a regular basis.Published 8 months ago by Johnnie Watson III
I had already owned an electronic copy that I enjoyed reading. I purchased this hard copy to be able to loan it to my team at work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Linda
I was looking forward for a copy of the new book. However, I noticed a half-removed sticker on the cover of the book. I'm happy with the book but disappointed with Amazon.Published 12 months ago by Knowledge Bee
The first time I read this book was in JFK airport book store. During that
period I was in a career transition phase. Read more