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Practical advice on keeping your job, advancing your career, and enjoying yourself a bit along the way
Tough times mean tough job conditions. From job security to extra responsibilities, the job market changes regularly and you need to adapt. This comprehensive book gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and action plans needed to boost professional value, increase visibility, and manage stress.
The foundation of success — get the lowdown on the key business skills to ensure your success, from setting goals to being an integral part of your team
Time for time management — discover how getting organized and managing your time are the smartest ways to preempt problems in the workplace
Talk the talk — understand the importance of communication in the workplace, from being an active listener to speaking positively to best practices in correspondence
Manage negative situations — master the art of staying cool when conflicts arise, dealing with difficult bosses and coworkers, and handling conflict constructively
Combat stress and decompress — get tips and tools for managing stress, letting go of tension, and relaxing when your mind is working overtime
Open the book and find:
How to negotiate to get what you need and deserve
Advice on creating a time-management system you can live with
The best ways to create a productive work environment
How to combat procrastination
When (and how) to delegate
Tips for dealing with difficult people
How to use business etiquette to prevent problems
Suggestions on using online courses to get ahead
Business Success Skills
Time Management & Organization
Managing Yourself and Others
Managing People & Conflicts
Continuing Education & Training
Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies includes information on handling a bad boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with a coworker's attitude; earning a better performance review, raise or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; navigating the tricky world of workplace relationships; increasing morale and productivity; staying focused for meetings; and more Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies serves as the ultimate career bible to navigate the workplace on a multitude of levels. Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition Success For Dummies, 2nd Edition Successful Time Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition Managing For Dummies, 2nd Edition Presentations For Dummies Getting Results For Dummies Communicating Effectively For Dummies Negotiating For Dummies, 2nd Edition Public Speaking For Dummies, 2nd Edition Online Education For Dummies
Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace
Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress.
Inside this comprehensive book, you'll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers' attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more!
- Proven tips, tools, and techniques to help employees at all levels
- Information on business ethics, negotiating, effective communication, success, and managing
- The most comprehensive guide of its kind
Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!
Table of Contents
Book I: Key Business Skills to Enhance Your Chance of Success.
Chapter 1: Recognizing the Hallmarks of Success.
Chapter 2: Gearing Yourself Up to Get Results.
Chapter 3: Goal Setting Made Easy.
Chapter 4: Being an Integral Part of a Team.
Chapter 5: Negotiating to Get What You Need and Deserve.
Book II: Getting Organized and Managing Your Time: Smart Ways to Preempt Problems.
Chapter 1: Peas in a Pod: Organization and Time Management.
Chapter 2: Focusing Your Efforts, Prioritizing Tasks, and Blocking Your Time.
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Maintaining a Productive Workspace.
Chapter 4: Defending Your Day from Interruptions.
Chapter 5: Overcoming Procrastination.
Chapter 6: Putting an End to the Perils of Paperwork and Data.
Chapter 7: Fine-Tuning Organization Skills with Technology.
Book III: Taking Charge of What You Can.
Chapter 1: Managing Yourself: Taking Care of No. 1.
Chapter 2: Managing Meetings.
Chapter 3: The Fine Art of Delegating.
Book IV: Get to the @#% Point! Communicating Effectively.
Chapter 1: Telling It Like It Is: The Fundamentals of Communication.
Chapter 2: Listening Actively.
Chapter 3: Speaking Assertively.
Chapter 4: You've Got Mail: Communicating Electronically.
Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of the Spotlight: Giving Effective Presentations.
Book V: Can't We All Just Get Along? Navigating Tricky Workplace Relationships and Situations.
Chapter 1: Understanding Office Politics.
Chapter 2: Preventing Problems with Business Etiquette.
Chapter 3: Staying Cool When Conflicts Arise.
Chapter 4: Dealing with Difficult Bosses and Co-Workers.
Chapter 5: Handling Confl ict Constructively.
Chapter 6: Serving Your Customers and Hurdling Challenges.
Chapter 7: Managing Ethical Dilemmas at Work.
Chapter 8: When Worlds Collide: Managing Change on the Job.
Book VI: Managing Stress in Stressful Times.
Chapter 1: De-Stress at Work (And Still Keep Your Job).
Chapter 2: Letting Go of Tension.
Chapter 3: Quieting Your Mind.
Chapter 4: The Secrets of Stress-Resistant Thinking.
Book VII: Going Further to Get Ahead: Certifications and Courses to Enhance Your Value.
Chapter 1: Discovering What's Available Online.
Chapter 2: Debunking Myths about Online Education.
Chapter 3: Using ePortfolio to Track and Tout Your Accomplishments.