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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812931696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812931693
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For over a dozen years, Carnegie Mellon University instructor and corporate consultant Robert Kelley has studied the difference between superior workplace performers and their average peers. After determining that such stars are made, not born, he identified the game plan many use to secure better jobs, higher pay, and top career opportunities. How to Be a Star at Work: Nine Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed describes these tactics--which he dubs initiative, networking, self-management, perspective, followership, leadership, teamwork, organizational savvy, and show-and-tell--and explains how to incorporate them into real-life work situations. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Contrary to popular belief, Kelley believes that star employees are made, not born. His nine new breakthrough strategies are "initiative, networking, self-management, perspective, followership, leadership, teamwork, organizational savvy and show-tell."
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I found this to be a helpful, informative, simplistic read.
Pamela Stone
If you want to go further and be a Superstar at work, read on for more instructions you will need.
Donald Mitchell
The strategies can be taught, can be learned, and can be put into practice.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
Robert E. Kelley has outlined several strategies for turning yourself into a recognized asset for your company, improving your productivity and building a stellar career.

· Exercise your initiative. Go beyond your job description. Look for solutions to problems at work. Help out your co-workers.

· Develop effective work habits. Prioritize your job-related activities by how crucial they are to the overall goals of your organization. Review your productivity on a regular basis.

· Put together an expert network. It's not enough to become an expert at something, unless you are able to work with other experts to innovate and add value.

· Learn to see issues as others see them. Seek out learning experiences that will help you to see the big picture from the perspective of a customer, colleague, competitor, manager and from a creative point of view.

· Use teams to your best advantage. Check to see if the company supports teamwork. Is teamwork more often cooperative or competitive? Once you commit to a team, be proactive.

· Be the kind of follower leaders want. Don't follow as a sheep or a yes-man. Be dependable, competent, conscientious, and cooperative.

· Earn your status as a leader through expertise, people skills or an ability to create momentum.

· Learn the unwritten rules of the game. Know where to go, who to talk to, and what to do in order to get things done.

· Communicate effectively. Tailor your message to your audience.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent for attacking misconception stalls (bad thinking habits based on a misunderstanding of the circumstances) that retard almost all careers. Everyone I know who had a fast rising career used the principles in this book: But they had to figure out some of the principles for themselves.
As a young person, many lack the experience and judgment to derive these principles. For example, many will see conforming to the views of co-workers (many of whose careers are going nowhere) as the way to get ahead. Not!
As your first step toward becoming a star at work, read this book and apply its principles. If you want to go further and be a Superstar at work, read on for more instructions you will need.
Careers are also plagued by other flawed thinking habits not explored in this book including poor communications (assuming the message is received and understood without checking), disbelief in promising new ideas and technologies (check these new perspectives out carefully before you dismiss them), tradition (habits that have outlived their usefulness), bureaucracy (having people involved unnecessarily), harmful procrastination (delaying when the situation is deteriorating), and avoiding ugliness (everyone else avoids it also, so the best opportunities are often in the most unattractive aspects of your operations).
To be most successful, you need to be able to create better solutions.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Stone on July 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Robert E. Kelly, spent ten years researching the personal and professional characteristics of star performers.
If you want to do more than just succeed at work, this is the book for you! It's full of vitally information on how to reach beyond your skills at work. About ten to fifteen percent of all people will out perform their peers by a wide margin and rise above to the star ranks. How to be a Star at Work tells us how to be our own star and to be able to outshine everyone else, no matter who you are. This book has nine strategies to getting ahead, but don't think you can muddle through with a few pointers; you need to read the entire book to be able to realize how everything works and fits together. It's worth the time and effort! Remember stars are made not born.
I found this to be a helpful, informative, simplistic read. It's very well written and the fact that the author spent so much time 'in the trenches' is apparent, he knows what he is talking about. I recommend it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Roger E. Herman on April 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
When I review a book, I consider a number of different factors. Among my considerations is the suitability of the book to what appears to be the intended market-the intended reader.
Looking at a title like "How to be a Star at Work," I assume that the book is designed to inspire and instruct people who are not stars at work. Perhaps I'm being a bit pedantic here, but I question how many non-stars would gleefully pick up a 300+ page book to learn the Secrets of Business Life.
OK, I've got that out of my system. Let's dig a little deeper. The book is based on research, written by a college professor. Kelley teaches at Carneigie Mellon University's business school and, as may be expected, does a lot of research and publishing. Goes with the territory. This book reports on ten years of research at major companies, revealing nine factors for success: initiative, networking, self-management, perspective, followership, leadership, teamwork, street smarts, and show-and-tell (to the right audience).
As you read that list, you may be thinking, "no-brainer; should I waste my time with this book?" On a shallow level, that's a fair assessment. As you read deeper through these pages, however, you'll discover many subtle innuendos in each of these categories. You'll learn from the thought-provoking anecdotes-all with the names changed, of course. The experiences of the employees described are somewhat interwoven with political issues that are more prevalent in large companies than smaller enterprises. This environment-resident factor may taint your sense of relevance if you don't work for a big organization, but don't be fooled. The advice is solid for all sizes of employers.
This book may not be read heavily by its assumed primary target, but will still be quite valuable to supervisors, managers, leaders, and mentors who coach and guide others to improve their effectiveness and strategic career development.
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