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The mid-career tune-up : 10 new habits for keeping your edge in today's fast-paced workplace
Salmon, William A.
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Publication Information:
New York : American Management Association, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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HF5381 .S256 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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To prosper in the workplace, it's vital to adapt quickly to new roles, and update skills. This can be tough for people in the middle of their careers. This text aims to help the reader learn new work habits, apply exisiting skills to new challenges, and feel successful in his/her career.

Author Notes

William A. Salmon (Woodbury, CT) is a management consultant and writer. Formerly an executive at Girard Bank (Mellon Bank East) and W. K. Gray & Associates, he is the author of several books, audio and video programs, and articles on management and training, including the New Supervisors Survival Manual and Office Politics for the Utterly Confused.


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The authors submit that the pace of work in the U.S. has accelerated and there is a need for workers to understand priorities, manage their time, and produce high-quality results. They urge companies and their employees to develop new work habits and find new ways to apply traditional skills. These "new habits" include doing only what your employer is paying you to do, balancing multiple demands, sharpening communication skills, developing productive relationships, resolving problems properly, being creative and flexible, and taking responsibility for your job performance and morale. Being able to accomplish such strategies means surviving in these demanding times, the authors assure us. The book contains a number of work sheets for readers to chart their progress. --George Cohen

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: New Work Habits for Keeping Your Edge in Today's Fast-Paced Workplacep. 1
1 Do What Your Company Is Paying You to Dop. 10
2 Balance Multiple Demands on Your Time and Resourcesp. 28
3 Sharpen Your Communication Skills to Enhance Your Reputationp. 51
4 Develop Productive Relationships With the Right Peoplep. 70
5 Use a Problem-Centered Approach to Resolve Conflictsp. 87
6 Take Charge of Your Job: Fix Your Own Problemsp. 107
7 Be Creative and Flexible: Look for Innovative Solutions and New Approachesp. 126
8 Learn to Accept Uncertainty and Adapt to Changep. 146
9 Take Responsibility for Your Job Performance and Moralep. 162
10 Stay Current and Manage Your Own Careerp. 180
11 Conclusion: Your Career Maintenance Schedulep. 198
Indexp. 211