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The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!)

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In business, the advice to “be proactive” is repeated like a sacred mantra. And yet, no one ever bothers to explain exactly what that means or how to do it…until now.

The Proactive Professional reveals all the missing pieces of the proactivity puzzle and offers a step-by-step actionable framework for becoming proactive at work and in life.

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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published October 10th 2016
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Layout 6 components to be proactive at work: big picture understand (ability to use broad business acumen to synthesize information and create holistic view of professional environment), situation awareness (ability to observe and interpret immediate surroundings to enhance understanding of present circumstance), future focus (ability to create a clear vision of the future by defining desired results and identifying action items), strategic foresight (ability to use logic and imagination to anti ...more
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Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. I took my time to read it and make notes and apply the principles. The book is ‘meaty’ and full of practical, doable guidelines that will change or increase my level of proactivity. Well written book!
Daniel
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent made me aware of my blind spots

I really feel this book is going to help me get a lot better at being proactive which is a current weakness of mine. A great resource if you're willing to pay attention make noes and enact the principles
Manan Younas
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Simple & on the mark

No jargon or management fluff at all. Yet very effective. It summarizes pretty well what qualities you need to have at the bare minimum to be successful.
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