Managers Take Control of Their Careers with Help from New Book
DENVER, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Leaders, managers and professionals could accelerate their careers and make work a place they want to be when they read a new business book from business relationship expert Shari Harley. How to Say Anything to Anyone: A Guide to Building Business Relationships that Really Work (Greenleaf Book Group; $19.95) is a user-friendly, step-by-step guide that gives professionals the tools needed to take charge of their careers, by taking charge of their business relationships.
In How to Say Anything to Anyone Harley shares the real-life stories of people who have struggled to get what they want at work.
"From how to respond if one is suddenly promoted and put in charge of one's former peers, to dealing with chronically absent bosses, or even what to say to a co-worker who cc's every emailed request she makes to the whole team, How to Say Anything to Anyone is packed with indispensable tips, tricks, techniques, and suggestions from cover to cover," said James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review.
"Ask more. Assume less," is the mantra throughout Harley's book. "People are not us and don't do things the way we do. If we want to be successful at work, we need to ask what the people we work with expect from us, before problems occur," says Harley, founder and president of Candid Culture, a Denver-based training and consulting firm that works to bring candor back to the workplace, so people can feel safe telling the truth at work.
To work well with anyone, Harley, who presents keynote speeches about business relationships, recommends:
- Tell people what you expect when relationships begin.
- Ask what they expect. Don't guess. Establish the rules of the game upfront.
- Ask about working style preferences. Why unnecessarily annoy people?
- Know your reputation. Ask how others perceive you.
- Say "thank you" when receiving feedback, regardless of what you really think.
"People have been trained not to tell you the truth," Harley says. "As a result, managers, co-workers, and customers have a tendency to talk about you, not to you. If you want the people you work with to give you feedback, you need to retrain them that it's safe to do so."
To see one of several videos Harley provides throughout How to Say Anything to Anyone, demonstrating how to have even the most difficult conversations, go to http://bit.ly/Wd1RMA.
With her clear and specific roadmap in hand, Harley enables readers to create the career and business relationships they really want—and keep them.
About Shari Harley
Shari Harley is founder and president of Candid Culture, a Denver-based training and consulting firm that works to bring candor back to the workplace, so people can feel safe telling the truth at work. Harley is known globally as a funny, content-rich, keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant. She brings her 18 years of business experience to organizations around the world and to the many real-life stories and anecdotes that make How to Say Anything to Anyone a fun, useful and engaging read.
Harley's media kit is available at: http://bit.ly/X18kN4.
How to Say Anything to Anyone: A Guide to Building Business Relationships That Really Work. Publication date: 01/08/2013. Greenleaf Book Group Press, www.greenleafbooks.com, ISBN: 978-1-60832-409-5
CONTACT: Shari Harley, (303) 868-9880, Email