David H. Maister has written a valuable book about what it really means to be a professional. Presented with depth, insight and plenty of practical advice, the book is intelligently written and can be applied to anyone’s career, no matter the level or industry. Maister also has plenty to say to companies about their professionalism and lack of it. getAbstract recommends this book to professionals in all areas, and if you want to be a better one - or if you’re not sure whether you are one or not - start reading.
In this summary, you will learn
- What true professionalism is;
- In what activities you should invest your time; and
- Why you’re responsible for planning your career – not your company.
About the Author
David H. Maister of Maister Associates in Boston, is also the author of Managing the Professional Service Firm and a former professor at the Harvard Business School. He consults with professional service firms worldwide.