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Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

ISBN: 978-0-470-91587-5
288 pages
September 2011
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A leading executive coach pinpoints three vital traits necessary to advance your career

In Getting Ahead, one of the top 50 executive coaches in the United States, Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills to take your career to the next level: Perception, Visibility, and Influence.

The PVI-model of professional advancement will teach you to: (1) Actively promote yourself as an asset and valuable person inside the organization, (2) Increase your visibility to gain others’ recognition and appreciation for your efforts and (3) Become a person of influence who makes key decisions inside the organization.

Getting Ahead will put you ahead of the competition to become a known, valued, and desired commodity at your company.

  • For more than two decades, Joel Garfinkle has worked closely with thousands of executives, senior managers, directors, and employees at the world's leading companies, and has authored 300 articles on leadership
  • Offers detailed guidance on how to increase exposure, boost visibility, enhance perceived value for your organization, and ultimately achieve career advancement
  • Explains how to get your name circulating among higher levels of management so others know you, see your results, and acknowledge the impact you bring to the company
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Table of Contents

Foreword Marshall Goldsmith xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

PART ONE: IMPROVE YOUR PERCEPTION—TAKE CONTROL OF HOW OTHERS SEE YOU 23

1 Power of Perception 25

2 Seven Influencers on Perception 42

3 The Four-Step Perception Management Process 54

PART TWO: INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY—STAND OUT AND GET NOTICED BY THE PEOPLEWHOMATTERMOST 79

4 Up Your Visibility 81

5 Promote Your Success 110

6 Speak Up, Speak First, and Speak Often 144

7 Raise Your Profile 167

PART THREE: EXERT YOUR INFLUENCE—LEAD SITUATIONS, PEOPLE, AND EVENTS 185

8 Lead through Influence 187

9 Be Influential Now 201

10 Become a Master Influencer 216

The PVI Model in Action: A True Story 245

Notes 250

Resources 257

About the Author 259

Index 261

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Author Information

JOEL A. GARFINKLE is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., having worked with many of the world's leading companies. He has worked as a consultant for two of the top consulting firms in the world: Ernst & Young in Hong Kong and Accenture in San Francisco. His clientele comprises a distinguished and diverse international client base, including Oracle, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, Ritz-Carlton, Bank of America, Starbucks, and many others. He is regularly featured in the national media, including ABC News, NPR, the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. He has delivered more than one thousand workshops, speeches, and keynote addresses.

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Press Release

October 04, 2011
Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

What makes one person become more successful than another? According to author Joel Garfinkle, the simple answer is that while some people leave the fate of their career in someone else's hands, others control it by focusing on three critical skills.

In GETTING AHEAD: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level (Wiley; 978-0-470-91587-5; September 2011) by Joel Garfinkle, Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills to take your career to the next level: Perception, Visibility, and Influence.

The PVI-model of professional advancement will teach you to: (1) Actively promote yourself as an asset and valuable person inside the organization, (2) Increase your visibility to gain others’ recognition and appreciation for your efforts and (3) Become a person of influence who makes key decisions inside the organization.

More specifically, readers will learn how to:

•     Increase exposure, boost visibility and enhance perceived value to their organization.

•     Increase their profile across the organization and among higher levels of management so others know them, see their results and acknowledge the impact they bring to the company.

•     Eliminate the roadblocks that keep them from advancing.

•     Become a known, valued and desired commodity at your company.

Getting ahead in any corporation is tough, particularly in today’s downtrodden economy. GETTING AHEAD provides practical advice, specific exercises and action-oriented tips that will help readers learn key skills, practical tools, and approaches, all of which can be transferred immediately to their current work situation.

 

 

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