BE A SHORTCUT: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success
Scott G. Halford
Emotional intelligence expert Scott Halford makes it easy for all professionals to think, act, and work in a way that makes them indispensable to their employers. During tough economic times, you must distinguish yourself to secure your job; you must be remarkable. More than just another guide to career success, Be a Shortcut demonstrates how you can gain influence, earn respect from coworkers, accrue value, develop particular professional strengths, and fulfill professional goals.
Shortcuts are individuals and companies that function like lifelines to the people and organizations that most depend on them. They are available when needed, they humbly perform tasks without complaint, they are masters of their own specific skill, and they always present a positive attitude. Halford demonstrates how Shortcuts can command immeasurable influence by consistently and happily performing above and beyond the standards in their chosen field or task.
In Be a Shortcut, you can evaluate your current abilities and potential for becoming a Shortcut with Halford’s practical Shortcut Quotient Inventory, an assessment that will show you how to best apply the powerful strategies and tools in this book. By utilizing Halford’s case studies, personal anecdotes, exercises, and lessons, you can excel in your field and be the go-to person for your colleagues.
Great Shortcuts are able to make time for things about which they are passionate. They use that same efficiency and passion in the workplace, making other people’s jobs easier, creating a better experience for colleagues and clients, and helping colleagues increase profits or cut costs. On the road to professional success, there are no shortcuts to excellence. But when you become a Shortcut in the workplace, you carve out the straightest path between you and your ultimate goal.