Easy to Read Books With Information On How to be a Successful Employee

by Banili on October 31, 2014

Many people aspire to be successful in their workplaces. But as many have come to learn, being successful in the workplace is not always very easy. First of all, the parameters through which one’s success as an employee can be measured are not always very clear, especially for today’s knowledge workers. The bigger challenge is usually in the fact that one needs to not only be successful, but also to be seen to be a successful employee. Therefore, being a successful employee in the objective sense of the word is the (slightly) easier part. The hard part is that of actually being seen to be a successful employee: not just by your superiors, but also by your colleagues – in order to set the stage for career advancement. In this midst of all this, one has to avoid being seen to be trying too hard. And in the meantime, one also has to deal with the office politics that are always at play… Obviously, this is a complex labyrinth, and to navigate it successfully, one could definitely do with a bit of advice. You can find such advice from the books that have been written on the subject of how to be a successful employee, including:

Glenn Shepard’s “How to be the Employee Your Company Can’t Live Without: 18 Ways to Become Indispensable”

Written by a highly regarded management consultant, this book shows you how you can align your performance with your employer’s expectations, in order to ultimately become that one indispensable employee. The information in this book is distilled into ‘18 ways’ to become indispensable, and you will find most of the ’18 ways’ easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to act upon. The book goes a step further, to help you understand how you can make the most of your career. This is probably out of the understanding that there is more to life than just being an indispensable employee. Glenn Shepard doesn’t stop there yet: he goes a step further, to show you how to leverage on the career success/indispensability, in order to achieve tangible benefits.

Glenn Shepard’s “How to be the Employee Your Company Can’t Live Without: 18 Ways to Become Indispensable” is available from the Amazon bookstore.

Connie Podesta’s “How to be the Person Successful Companies Fight to Keep: the Insider’s Guide to Being #1 in the Workplace”

In a world where employees are often treated as disposable resources, it takes truly outstanding performance for you to be the sort of person that companies fight to keep. In this book, Connie Podesta shows you exactly how you can achieve that level of outstanding performance — in order to have successful companies fighting to keep you! Unlike other books out there which focus on superficial factors, this book focuses on real value addition: how, through your productivity, you can work towards being an indispensable employee. In this book Connie Podesta takes you right into the minds of your bosses, and into the boardrooms where hiring, firing, retention and promotion decisions are made. Connie shows you how evaluations pertaining to the value of employees are made, and how you can practically work towards being the sort of person that successful companies fight to keep.

How to be the Person Successful Companies Fight to Keep: the Insider’s Guide to Being #1 in the Workplace is available in the Amazon bookstore.

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