The Hard Truth about Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner Peggy Klaus

The Hard Truth about Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

Author: Peggy Klaus
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Book Title
The Hard Truth about Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner
Author
Peggy Klaus
ISBN
9780061284144
What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to: manage your workload handle the critics develop and promote your personal brand navigate office politics lead the troops and much more Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style--straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages--from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives--this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Peggy KlausPublisher: HarperBusinessPublished: 01/22/2008ISBN: 9780061284144Pages: 190Weight: 0.36lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.26w x 0.49dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/05/2007 pg. 54Booklist 12/15/2007 pg. 10

What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work

Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to:

  • manage your workload
  • handle the critics
  • develop and promote your personal brand
  • navigate office politics
  • lead the troops
  • and much more

Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style--straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages--from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives--this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Peggy Klaus
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Published: 01/22/2008
ISBN: 9780061284144
Pages: 190
Weight: 0.36lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.26w x 0.49d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/05/2007 pg. 54
Booklist 12/15/2007 pg. 10

What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work

Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to:

  • manage your workload
  • handle the critics
  • develop and promote your personal brand
  • navigate office politics
  • lead the troops
  • and much more

Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style--straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages--from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives--this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Peggy Klaus
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Published: 01/22/2008
ISBN: 9780061284144
Pages: 190
Weight: 0.36lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.26w x 0.49d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/05/2007 pg. 54
Booklist 12/15/2007 pg. 10