Berman Fortgang says you need to identify the hurdles that are holding you back--even if it's a boss more cognitively absent than Dilbert's--and then do something about them. That's easier said than done. She's also big on making a five-year plan, something that may actually require hours of self-analysis and/or the assistance of a career counselor. But for anyone who feels in a rut but is also truly devoted to investing the time it takes to improve professionally and is willing to take risks, Take Yourself to the Top could be the answer. Berman Fortgang writes like a kinder, gentler Tony Robbins; you get the sense that she's genuinely concerned with bringing out the best in people. And there's targeted information in here for everyone: salespeople, workers on the verge of burnout, wishful entrepreneurs, and those just struggling to make ends meet. Admittedly, the advice in this book takes much more self-discipline to follow than would a dozen sessions with a personal coach egging you on in person or over the phone, but then, you also save the $200-a-session fee. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Below are key excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful:
1- "If you are feeling stuck, you've got only yourself to thank. Read more
AWESOME BOOK! I can only suggest for you to get it, read, think about it and ... take yourself to the top!Published on May 22, 2011 by gmferre
I got this first book from curiosity. Good choice even if is written in 1998.
Good job Laura!
This was the first book on Coaching & "ra-ra" do-it-yourself coaching - that i bought. I must admit if you're looking for tools & techniques, charts & diagrams - then go somewhere... Read morePublished on June 3, 2008 by Richard
The book is a quick read and offers practical advice. It's a good place to start if you are thinking about a change. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by R. Monique
Fortgang's workout Life Blueprint style is all about the doing, proving you're serious with action, and making choices based on gut instincts. Read morePublished on March 19, 2005 by Eva Sophia
I read Amazon's excerpt and a couple of recommendations I thought I could trust before buying this book. It's worthless, obvious, hype-yourself-up, tired "advice. Read morePublished on September 16, 2003
When I read LBF's book for the first time (because I did read it a few times after that) I said to myself: this woman is very aggressive. Read morePublished on November 23, 2002 by Thei Zervaki
I have read the reviews posted here before buying this book, and was disappointed with it. The book contains too many "duh!" generalizations and conclusions. Read morePublished on March 12, 2002 by M. Woodpecker