How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That’s the question I set out to answer—not by asking motivational gurus or established CEOs—but by diving into the trenches with today’s up-and-coming leaders.
Distilling the stories of more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face, not despite them. Representing a rich diversity of voices—immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; parents, some of whom are single—this book shows you how to succeed using these challenges to accelerate your growth. These include: handling mounting pressures, dealing with colossal mistakes or very difficult people, bouncing back from poor performance reviews, taking uncomfortable risks, navigating workday blues and blahs, and much more.
This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action—and grow wherever they work.