"Find the Right Words at the Right Time "
There are key moments in the course of every career when the right words can make a life-changing, career-altering difference. If you are someone who thinks of the perfect thing to say only "after" the moment has passed, this savvy guide to smart communication will save the day. In ten focused and articulate chapters, veteran communications consultant Casey Hawley provides spot-on strategies for responding confidently and making a positive and powerful impression when:
You meet an executive or other key business contact
You meet the interviewer for your next job
You are offered a job
You are in a performance review (including asking for a raise)
You meet your new team
You are fired
A challenge to your ethics, loyalty, or future arises
You resign from a job
Conflict arises with a coworker or other businessperson
You are recognized for excellence
Arm yourself with this helpful and empowering guide and prepare to succeed in every make-or-break moment you encounter. Whether you re looking for a new job or facing an important discussion in your current position, Hawley helps you develop the interpersonal skills you ll need to navigate these critical conversations with clarity and conviction.
About the Author
CASEY HAWLEY has served Fortune 500 companies as a communications consultant for twenty-three years. In addition to her seminars and coaching work, Hawley teaches business communication at Georgia State University. She is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and the author of five business and career books. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Hawley excels at basic office politics done right, an often-neglected subject, and her chapters—clear, concise, and easy to read, including not just positive strategies, but also pitfalls…—follow a smooth progression over a typical career arc. The strategies are engaging and relevant.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review, May 15 issue
“This book identifies 10 critical crossroads in any profession—when the right words can make a career-defining difference.”
—Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media Services
“Based on personal experiences and interviews with countless business leaders, Hawley offers advice and real-life examples on how to handle possible life-changing moments in your career. ...practical and inspirational advice.”
—Atlanta Journal Constitution
“A career is a long journey, and Casey Hawley illuminates the way. With a crisp and consistent pace, this book balances stories of real people and advice with encouragement and inspiration. For all who aspire to be successful in their work, read and relish every page of this book!”
—Barbara Pagano, author of The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Will Make or Break You in Business