The Young Professional’s Guide to Success
The knowledge you gained in college will only take you so far in the real world. Your formal education has a short shelf life. What matters now is accomplishment, which depends on your ability to contribute, write, present, pitch, lead, and advocate in the manner valued in the workplace.
The teachings of Look Out Above! are presented succinctly to make each chapter take the place of an entire book and provide you with the maximum benefit in the least amount of time.
Look Out Above! is a brilliantly written and highly entertaining guide to excelling in today’s work environment. It combines real-life experiences and valuable insights with a unique sense of humor. LOA! is a fabulous resource for young and old alike.
Bob and Nick have drawn on decades of experience and wisdom to create an entertaining and practical field guide to career success. It’s a must-read for those who want to be more effective at any stage of life.
A straightforward and humorous insight into the fundamental (and often overlooked) soft skills that are critical for growth and success in today’s business environment—yet not widely taught in Business School. I wish I could have read Look Out Above! five years ago.
Many Americans haven’t read a book since high school. If you’re looking to buy a book that you’re probably not going to read, let it be Look Out Above! Or, if you prefer not to listen, try the audio version.
I’m impressed with the vast amount of practical and proven information in these pages. I know they can boost the career of a young executive because I saw them work for so many (including one of the authors). If I were starting my career I would have a dog-eared copy of Look Out Above! at my side and my MBA on the wall.
Look Out Above! is a captivating book that gives clear guidance about how to make meaningful contributions at work, particularly for those who are early on in their careers. Success is increasingly dependent on excellent communication and critical thinking skills, as well as how to collaborate with others. This book gives great insights on how to develop these skills and how to become an influencer without authority. If you’re open to learning practical skills, engage with this book.
You will find more good sense in a single page of Look Out Above! Than in most workplace guides in their entirety, not to mention most workplaces.
The Slaters provide a terrific multigenerational perspective on how young professionals can prepare for success. Much like a parent and sibling who we would love to have help guide us in our career journeys, the Slaters link together advice with personal stories in a practical and applied approach. The soft skills they emphasize and provide developmental advice around in Look Out Above!—from communications, to successful collaboration, to critical thinking—are the exact skills that employers most value, but struggle to find and develop in their talent pools.
Oh, but that I could walk and talk with those Slater boys. They have mastered my methods, and more.
Look Out Above! is packed with actionable advice and down-to-earth examples of how to distinguish oneself in the workplace. Those who wish to excel at work would be wise to read it twice.
Bob and Nick have written what I believe will become a must-read business classic. Should be required reading for the up-and-coming. Look Out Above! is filled with realistic, actionable guidance for distinguishing oneself in the workplace and rising through the ranks. Add to that, Bob and Nick’s easy humor and personal stories will keep you as entertained as you are informed.
With Look Out Above! Bob and Nick Slater have put together a compendium of helpful tips for a successful career in any field or industry. Everything you wanted to know that you didn’t learn in business school is here—from clear business writing and giving powerful presentations to managing relationships with bosses and colleagues. Sprinkled with humor and personal anecdotes, Look Out Above! is packed with wisdom and practical guidance for all young professionals.
Not since Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy have I encountered such a worthy tome. The lash of my whip shall fall across the pitiful shoulders of fools who dare not read it.
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