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

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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.

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Published August 4th 2011 by Wiley
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Felipe Bernardo
Apr 14, 2021 rated it did not like it
The author focuses on 3 major points for career success. Here's my take on what he wrote:

- The author starts well by bringing the fact that no one can have an experience of objective reality, everyone sees the world (and therefore, work and us) through their own malleable lenses of perception. This point only is extraordinary if people realize the depth of this. Much of the later strategies on changing or understanding perception or establishing connection with others wouldn't be neces
Aniket Patil
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This is good self help book. Author speaks about 3 important topics.
1.perception : He says, a leader is one who is able to manage perceptions. Take control of how others see you
2.Presense : Increase your visibility and standout , get notified by the people who matters most
3.Exert your influence
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I saw the author speak last year and it resonated a lot with me. He has some very good advise on how a one can elevate their work and personal brand.
Narayana Mukkala
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is a great book for those who are wanting to get some tips on improving perception and visibility at work while increasing the influence.
Jary Welker
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great concept that went just too long. Because I read this as part of The Twelve Books Club, and this was the September book choice, I have to say I read with a different agenda. My career is at a different place than many who may read this and so what I gained will certainly be different than a 30 some year old female trying to move forward in what has been a male world or a young male seeking to break out from a the shadows of a large corporate world. The PVI Model (Perception, Visibility an ...more
Casey Wheeler
As a matter of disclosure I received this book as a core reviewer for the 12 Books Group with the expectation that I will post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, my Blog and participate in the monthly discussion on Goodreads.

I found this book by Joel Garfinkle interesting in that it clearly lays out how one can advance their careers. This book is especially helpful if you are working in a larger organization, but it is also applicable to smaller ones.

Joel breaks the process down into three steps: Im
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
In September of this year our online book group read “Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level” by Joel Garfinkle. Joel is one of America’s top 50 executive coaches and the author of several books. This, his latest work, is designed to act as a guide to help people move forward in their careers.

The book makes a baseline assumption that high performance is in place and that other factors are preventing one from advancing. The book focuses on three factors; perception, visi
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
So, here's the deal: this book actually has some pretty good advice. No, seriously, I'm not just saying this because it's very similar to what I would tell others who want to advance in their careers. The tough thing is, the book is really, really boring. There are two kind of good bits, where the author tells the story of people who exemplify the practices he is recommending, but the rest of it is basically forgettable. Nonetheless, I'm giving it three stars because it does offer good advice an ...more
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book with advice about how to improve perception (control how others see you), increase your visibility (stand out and get noticed by the people who matter most) and exert your influence (up, down and laterally). The book included practical steps action steps and questions to ponder to help reach your goals. Good blueprint for someone starting out in their career and also an excellent refresher for someone more experienced. The book includes references to Joel's website where you can take ...more
Kevin Eikenberry
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a career management book, I believe it is excellent, however, I believe it can be more than. You might want to consciously build your skills to help you get a new assignment or a promotion, yet along the way, the building of those skills will help you be better in your current role – leading more effectively, helping your team (and yourself) be more productive and so much more. - See more at: ...more
Susan Beamon
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those business books that could double as a self-help book. His idea, that you need to do more than just maximize performance, can translate into your off-work life, although his focus is life in the corporate world.
His program consists of what he calls PVI: Perception, Visibility, and Influence. Being a good or skillful worker is kind of worthless to your future if those around you don't know you exist. PVI is the blueprint to change that.
Ilya Mrz
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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+++good. If you have a job. Even if you have own the biz or a project. This book will give to you very good vision about possibilities to act forward your desire.
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Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is pretty good for career aspirants however the Influence part is not on par with the Perception and Visibility sections. The PVI model - true story is a good inspiring story.
Recommend for those who are having trouble in understanding their next steps towards leadership
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Recognized as one of the best: Acknowledged as one of the top 50 executive coaches in America.

Client list: Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Microsoft, Oracle, Deloitte, The Ritz-Carlton and many more.

Years of experience: 17 years of executive coaching experience.

Author: Written 7 books and over 300+ articles on leadership.

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