"Crafting a Successful Career -- Eight Principles for Winning in a Challenging World" delivers the guide for starting your career that you have been looking for whether you a first time careerist or a veteran entering a new phase of your career. In thirteen compact chapters, author R.A.Kuffel lays out strategies sure to challenge stumbling blocks common to every career. Read this and you will have your plan for how you will build your future.
This book is not about becoming the CEO--most of us don't even aspire to that job or even the wealth, position, or the honors that go along with it. This book is about being successful; on our terms. It is about what success means for the rest of us, the 99 percent who want to maximize our careers within boundaries we created, but who harbor no dreams of leading the band and aren't willing to make the sacrifices necessary to win the corporate sweepstakes.
Using the author's step-by-step approach, you will discover a strategy to craft a successful career, maximize your success, and win in a way that is meaningful for you. The author begins with a challenge for you to create your own definition of success--the only definition that matters. He follows the approaches to jump-start each phase of your journey: Get A Job, Find A Mentor, Become Your Best, Create Your Network, Understand Sponsorship, Perform Well, and Generate A Backup Plan.
Finally, he speaks to the 0.1 percent who will settle for nothing less than becoming the CEO, who face long odds in a competitive situation where the probability of reaching their goal isn't good, but it is possible -- somewhere -- and they want the challenge.
If you are twenty-five and entering the work force for the first time, forty-five and turning your career around, or sixty-five and wondering what happened, this book is for you.