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Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life Paperback – May 1, 2012
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"Leave it to Patty Azzarello to turn the secrets of genuine and effective leadership into a practical action plan. Who needs a mentor when you can read this book?"
-Debra Chrapaty, CIO, Zynga
"I often get midlevel managers asking me how they can crack into the next level, and I have had many managers who don't ask and get stuck. Rise is the definitive guidebook to create a breakout moment in almost any career."
-Rob Meinhardt, GM, Dell
"Did you ever wish someone would just write down what you have to do to get promoted? Rise lays it out for you. It's easy to read, easy to implement, and tested in the real world. Read this book, or else work for someone who did."
-Jim Davis, CEO, Verified Person, Inc.
About the Author
PATTY AZZARELLO is a successful Silicon Valley executive who now runs her own management consulting company, leading business transformations and positively impacting the careers of thousands of people across the world. She lives in Carmel Valley, California. Visit azzarellogroup.com.
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Over my 20+ years in the business world I have see these techniques used by successful executives. I have also seen unsuccessful executives not use these techniques. This is the first time I have seen anyone articulate these necessary skills.
I will bribe my kids to read it when they are old enough.
I WISH I had this book 20 years ago.
Please give a copy to young adults as they enter into their careers.
I bought three copies of RISE, one for my son who is a freshman at Berkeley and one for myself and my husband, one for my assistant. I wish Patty wrote this book twenty years ago that I could benefit from her stories, questions, and advice.
Rise provides simple, insightful and practical career advice that are easy to follow. Do Better (have more impact), Look Better (be visible) and Connect Better (get support) have become my new work and life principles.
Rise also provided vivid stories with real business cases along with questions that diagnose complex problems. I used some of them at my office; these questions helped me clarify priorities and made right tradeoffs.
Patty also teaches her readers to define the real purpose and outcome of life. The purpose of life prevents us from wasting time on happy and easy jobs, but rather taking the challenging jobs, learning new skills and making the bigger impact.
Patty also teaches readers to add real value to their jobs and companies, not just wasting time to earn a paycheck. I tried her suggestion in last few months, found out that I forced myself to think about the customers, company and my peer groups first, People appreciate my intention and effort to add value. They are much easier to collaborate. Together we are making bigger impacts.
Patty also teaches readers to think of work and life as mutually reinforcing instead of competition. The story of dinner in a fancy shopping bag with a silk scarf over it demonstrated the happy reinforcement. Many enlighting stories are waiting for you just a beautiful pearls. Enjoy the book!
I happened upon this book on my Kindle as a recommended book while looking at another book. I downloaded the sample because I found the topic compelling. It's actually been a page turner for me. Truly. Is this the Twilight for business geeks with a life? It might be. Apologies for that reference.
This type of management in my organization does not exist - which explains alot. I'm very anxious to apply the skills I've read here to my career and see what happens. I'm a workhorse now (see book for definition!) so we'll see what I can do about wiggling out of that. After reading this I can see how each person in my leadership organization fits and what they're doing wrong (and why I'm frustrated to report to them).
Patty's references to the people who make you crazy and how to deal with them, ignore them, or learn from them make me far more equipped and actually hopeful. I now have a better understanding of what someone else did and how it worked for them.
Also a fault in my organization is mistaking movement with progress. Patty refers to that as output not being the equivalent of an outcome. Her examples are excellent. I feel hopeful now that even though in my organization you're expected to work 60+ hours a week as you move up even to low level management, it's not necessarily how I have to work if I focus on outcomes rather than output. This is a huge revelation for me knowing that it's ok to not just comply with how so many others choose to hand over their life for a company car. I never want to sign up for that, I kind of like hanging out with my family.
The range of topics and their real world application is very impressive. I've already bought a copy for my little sister and recommended it to a few colleagues. I even made the tuna recipe in the back. Is there a single part of this book that I won't recommend? No, even the tuna was great.
As for me, I'll update this review in about 5 years to let you know how it worked out.
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