Have you ever thought to yourself, “My gosh, how did THAT guy ever become a Vice President?” Or, “How did he get the promotion over me when I’m much more qualified?” And, “Why don’t I ever get recognized for all my hard work?”In every industry, every company and every department, there are those that quickly climb the corporate ladder with incredible speed, only to find their successes were very short lived. There are others who surely should be promoted, but seem (to the novice observer) to never get a fair shake. Finally, there are those that just seem to do everything right. They ascend up the ranks in an almost heavenly fashion with little to no effort… or so it seems. If you are a business professional, aspiring executive or fresh out of college looking to enter the corporate world, then this is the book for you. In this book, you will learn how to use corporate politics in a positive way and arm yourself with new skills and aptitudes needed to give you the advantage over other players in the game and set yourself up for success.
About Richard Spector
Richard is a retired Navy veteran and senior executive turned Author, Business Confidant, and Life Coach. Richard began his career by serving ten years on active duty with the United States Navy, including serving as a Company Commander (RDC), better known as a drill Instructor. In that position, he trained nine divisions at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, personally preparing over 800 sailors for successful naval careers. Additionally, he served aboard the USS Forrestal CV-59, an aircraft carrier stationed in Mayport, Florida, and the USS Pensacola LSD-38, a ship based at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Virginia, which supported Seal Team Ten and other special operations groups. After the attacks on 9/11, Richard extended his military service by enlisting an additional two years with the Army National Guard.As a Certified Navy Instructor, Richard also served as part of the Navy’s Command Training Team, conducting classes on leadership, team building, effective communication, career counseling, and other success strategies for enlisted and officer-ranked personnel. After his honorable discharge, Richard entered the business world and spent another 25 years climbing the corporate ladder, achieving many successful senior management positions within the education, technology, and retail industries. Later, he formed his own consulting company and currently serves as a confidante/mentor to many aspiring executives and other professionals in various sectors. Richard specializes in life coaching, leadership development, management consulting, and turnaround situations. He is also a Certified Law of Attraction Advance Practitioner (LACP) through the Global Sciences Foundation, focusing on personal development and other life improvement studies.
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