7 Winning Career Strategies They'll Never Teach You in Business School

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The story of how I learned the dark arts of career management. For mangers and aspiring executives and anyone else who can't help but be frustrated that they aren't moving up the corporate ladder while incompetent people around them get promotion after promotion. From the pages of the most controversial career book of 2014 Stealing the Corner Office - 7 winning tactics I learned from studying average and below average managers who make it big.

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  • Excellent advice. It definitely is difficult when you find yourself in that position. But once you fully understand your peers and your personal and professional situation in a holistic manner, then you will be able to move on in a bigger and more positive light. I think your tips are definitely golden, especially within the business world. Thank you for sharing.
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7 Winning Career Strategies They'll Never Teach You in Business School

  1. 1. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office 7 Winning Career Strategies They’ll Never Teach You in Business School
  2. 2. Hi, my name is Brendan. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  3. 3. I’ve always been a smart cookie. cookies www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  4. 4. When I started my career, I thought it would be like this. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  5. 5. And that I would go like this. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  6. 6. But instead, I did this. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  7. 7. While so many of my peers were doing this. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  8. 8. Most of them were not smart cookies like me either. No cookies www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  9. 9. I just couldn’t figure out why they were successful and I was not. Why? Why? Why? www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  10. 10. So for 5 years, I studied them. 1 2 3 4 5 www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  11. 11. And then one day I figured it out. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  12. 12. It turns out, most of the things I thought were my strengths were actually holding me back. passionate demanding reliable results oriented www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  13. 13. And when I changed them I started doing this. promotions money freedom www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  14. 14. Here are the 7 career lessons I learned from studying incompetent people who make it big. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  15. 15. These are winning career tactics that will make you successful whether you’re a smart cookie or not. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  16. 16. 1. Embrace the changes everyone else hates. new boss acquisition re-org www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  17. 17. 2. Never be too passionate about your ideas. be objective present options its not about you www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  18. 18. 3. Don’t be part of the herd. don’t gossip don’t gripe network up differentiate psst … www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  19. 19. 4. Don’t hold people accountable … help them. Don’t do this “an image as a mentor is more likely to get you promoted than an image as a task master” www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  20. 20. 5. Avoid the Farce of Results Orientation. Spend more time expanding skills Spend less time on short term results Skills travel well. Results don’t. www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  21. 21. 6. Find Big Problems to Solve. “reliable managers are only known for their mistakes. You need big wins to put enough points on the board to get noticed” www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  22. 22. 7. Learn to promote your projects. Promote before Promote during Promote after www.brendanreid.com Stealing the Corner Office
  23. 23. Want to learn more about the dark arts of career management? Read my book www.brendanreid.com @brendanmreid Check out my blog Follow me

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