Power Your Career: The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion is based on thousands of conversations with people seeking career progress, visibility and recognition. The authors outline actions that work, and that even the most reserved can take, to increase their visibility without violating their integrity or values (and without triggering a panic attack!).
Tactful self-promotion isn’t a single skill. It is a set of practices that creates a rich foundation on which to build career success. The art of tactful self-promotion is about cultivating a positive reputation; NOT about being a blowhard, taking the credit, or elbowing your way to the center of attention. It is about finding appropriate and dignified ways to become visible, to show others who you are, and what you can do.
This book offers a framework and many practical ideas as well as real-world examples for how to do this. The model is organized around three big ideas: Positioning Yourself, Cultivating Strategic Relationships, and Increasing Your Visibility. The table of contents gives an idea of the types of topics included.