How to Say It: Be Indispensable at Work

How to Say It: Be Indispensable at Work

Winning Words and Strategies to Get Noticed, Get Hired, andGet Ahead

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780735204546
  • 240 Pages
  • Prentice Hall Press
  • Adult


Take control of your job, get noticed, and get ahead-no matter what’s happening in the job market.

Times are tough. There’s no denying that. Most of us feel lucky enough just to have a job, let alone hope for a promotion. But who says a rough economy has to hold you back? How to Say It: Be Indispensable at Work will help you be the one who gets ahead when others are just getting by.

Jack Griffin shows you how to make yourself irreplaceable and indispensable in your workplace and in your industry. You’ll learn how to demonstrate your value and potential to your boss, coworkers, and staff–as well as to prospective employers. This book will help you work wisely and well in any economy so you can build your career, your future, and your personal brand. You’ll discover how to:

  • Assess the state of your workplace, company, and industry.
  • Take a frank inventory of your skills and competencies and sell them effectively.
  • Master a set of simple formulas for building valuable connections in your workplace.
  • Demonstrate that your organization cannot possibly manage without you.
  • Get the best from everyone and give your best in return.
  • Avoid pitfalls that can hold you back, get you canned, and cripple your future.
  • Get best-case outcomes from worst-case scenarios.

Table of Contents

Preface: Irreplaceable, Indispensable, Incredible You xi

Part 1 Finding Facts and Facing Facts

1 Reality Check 3

2 Get Hold of Yourself 13

3 Dig for Buried Treasure 23

4 Taking Aim 43

Part 2 Standing Out and Fitting In

5 Uncommon Courtesy 65

6 From Office Politics to Office Diplomacy 91

7 Be the “Go-To”Brand 107

8 Creating Satisfaction 133

9 Hard Heads, Hard Hearts, and Hard Asses 155

Part 3 Holding On and Breaking Through

10 A Handbook of Hazards 169

11 The Indispensable Network 183

12 Stepping Out and Stepping Up 197

Index 215