The Young Professional's Survival Guide guides you through tactical exercises with real-world examples to teach you how to negotiate effecitvely and ethically, handle professional conflicts, define and maintain appropriate professional boundaries, solve problems, be an effective leader, and develop your professional persona for a successful and fufilling lifetime career.
You're doing your best to make a good impression at work — and your boss asks you to do something that doesn’t feel right, like fudge a sales report, or lie to a customer. You have no idea how to handle the situation, and your boss is hovering. When you’re caught off guard, under pressure from someone more powerful, it’s easy to make a mistake. And having made one, it’s easier to rationalize the next one. What do you do? The Young Professional's Survival Guide will help you make the right choice at this critical moment.
Many of the problems that arise in the workplace are predictable. C. K. Gunsalus, an expert on professional ethics, uses short, real-world examples to help people new to the work world recognize the situations that can lead to career-damaging missteps—and prevent them. She offer questions to help you recognize trouble and temptation, sample scripts to use to avoid doing something you’ll regret, and guidance in handling disputes fairly and diplomatically. Most of all, they emphasize, choosing your mentors for their characters as well as their titles and talents. A “must” for higher ed administrators and faculty preparing business students for the workplace.
You can’t control the people around you, but you can control what you do. A few key habits and a professional persona can help you advance with class, even in what looks like a “casual” workplace.