An Essential Read for Millennials Starting their Careers
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This book explains the 6 qualities and 30 specific behaviors necessary to rise to the top of any profession. It includes 240 strategies and tips on acquiring the qualities and practicing the behaviors. It also includes 60 quotes on career advice from amazingly accomplished people, and 30 data points and real-life examples (from the author’s own professional journey) on how one succeeded because they practiced the behaviors or failed because they did not.
Praise for A True Professional
“I Wish I Had Read This @ Age 22! Valuable information suitable for both one’s professional and personal life. Quick read with poignant information and advice. I wish somebody had shared this information with me when I was 22 so I could have avoided the sometimes painful and often embarrassing learning curve!”
~ Frank MacDonald
“An amazing book with simple and timeless lessons for success. I just ordered five more to give to family and friends. Thank you, Mike and Durward, for this gem of a book.”
~ Certified Purchase, Amazon Customer
“These are timeless lessons for all professionals, especially those just starting their careers. It covers many important lessons that seem to have been lost over the years. I think all young people should read this (and experienced people too – good refresher). It is discouraging to walk into a store or have contact with a business person that doesn’t seem to know (or remember) what is required to present themselves in a professional manner. This book will definitely help teach important lessons. All schools, DECA programs and businesses that hire people who come in contact with the public should buy this book for their scribes! Easy read with good lessons… well done!”
~ Patricia Curtis
“As a college professor, management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and board director of several non-profits, I can confirm the qualities and behaviors championed in A True Professional are just as applicable in the education and non-profit sectors, as they are in the business world. Professionalism never goes out of style as a key to a successful career.”
~ A.J. (Lonnie) Strickland, John R. Miller Professor of Strategic Management, The University of Alabama, Graduate School of Business
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