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1,001 Ways to Get Promoted

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1,001 Ways to Get Promoted

Career Press,

15 min read
10 take-aways
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The golden rule of getting ahead: “Promote yourself as you would be promoted.”

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  • Applicable
  • Well Structured
  • For Beginners


If you're just beginning your career or if you're stalled and wondering why you're not progressing up the ladder, you will find David E. Rye's basic book quite useful. His credo: Use self-promotion to attain professional promotion. Don't be misled by the gimmicky title. This is not a list of 1,001 ways to land that promotion. Instead, Rye builds his book around seven strategies that let everyone know you are management material. getAbstract likes one thing in particular - at pivotal points in each chapter, Rye recommends books that will take you further into the particular subject that chapter covers. This is a great idea, and more business books should refer onward this way. So, if you're just starting out or if you need a boost up the corporate ranks, this book will tell you how to climb, or at least tell you where to go to find out what you need to know.


Promoting Yourself

Your success depends on how well you promote yourself. Nobody can do it for you. These seven strategies incorporate critical promotional actions that will take you to the top:

  1. Organizing everything you do for success.
  2. Selling your ideas to get ahead.
  3. Motivating everyone, including yourself.
  4. Communicating with power and influence.
  5. Networking to develop strategic contacts.
  6. Teaming up with winners to promote your ideas.
  7. Managing your way through any roadblocks.

By promoting yourself, you become someone whom the boss wants to promote to a higher, better-paying position. Promoting yourself involves strategies that you can learn to employ. Each of the seven strategies stands on its own, but they all interact to form a cohesive, interactive master plan. Beginning with the first, each one must be mastered before progressing to the next. With each step you will expand your sphere of influence and your future possibilities.

Step One: Organizing

First, you must decide where you want to go. To get promoted, you...

About the Author

David E. Rye is an entrepreneur whose company, Computech, grew from startup to more than $175 million in five years. He held high-level executive positions at major firms, including IBM, and is the author of of 1,001 Ways to Inspire Your Organization, Your Team and Yourself and 1,001 Ways to Save, Grow and Invest Your Money.

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