Whether near the beginning or end of a career, Klaus (BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It) sees future professional growth dependent upon identifying and correcting self-sabotaging interpersonal behavior. Klaus illustrates each behavior's professional importance with stories from her work as a career coach. These soft skills run the gamut from handling critics (including one's own internal critic) to bragging. Her practical advice is delivered in the conversational style of a one-on-one session with a personal coach. The learn-by-example counsel may be helpful for those entering such situations as annual performance reviews—whether giving or receiving them—and public speaking. The volume is recommended for those who are in need of a more personable approach to rising up professionally. (Feb.)
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“[Klaus’s] practical advice is delivered in the conversational style of a one-on-one session with a personal coach.... The volume is recommended for those who are in need of a more personable approach to rising up professionally.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The authors offer 54 important workplace lessons...[and]...offers important insight for careermanagement which will be helpful to a wide range of library patrons.” (Booklist)
“This is a good book to read with a notebook at your side, in case you spot anything you’ve been doing to hold yourself back in the workplace.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The the book has many great ideas, concepts, and information. I felt like the book fell a bit flat when providing thorough explanation for each level with lots of generic lead... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alex
Soft Skills is a very forgotten about part of "smarts". This book shines light on how helpful they can be, and why they are so important.Published 8 months ago by Kevin Power
I just didn't connect with this book.
Didn't end up getting much out of it.
Read a couple of chapters and gave up.
This book has helped to put actionable understanding to common communication struggles that one encounters in the workplace today. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul Brower
Decent read. Seems to be more of a collection of stories than skill building tools. Great information though. Also, more geared to large offices.Published 15 months ago by Adrian rosales
Useful hints about how to navigate your workplace and what to do so that your contributions get noticed.
Good advice on how to deal with workplace bullies, also.
Filled with anecdotes and stories, Klaus clearly illustrates the dramatic impact of soft skills in the workplace. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Susan Kruger, M.Ed.-SOAR Study Skills