Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Book Review - 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

About the Book

1001 WAYS to Take Initiative at Work is about managing up--about employees taking ownership of their jobs, whether it's an assistant working for a manager or a VP working for the CEO. Third in the 1001 Ways series by bestselling business writer Bob Nelson, whose 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees have over 900,000 copies in print, TAKE INITIATIVE is the first management book for employees. Weaving together case studies, examples, quotes, research highlights, and the author's own "Tool Box" of management techniques and exercises, this practical handbook will show every reader how to develop self-leadership, set goals, create learning opportunities, take risks, build a team, sell ideas, and work both within and outside the larger organization. Taking initiative is about a former secretary at Johnsonville Foods who originated and now runs the company's thriving mail-order business. It's about a technical writer who created Xerox's popular "webmaster" website. And it's about you. As Bob Nelson proves, employees have much more power than they think--taking initiative is how to harness that power and reap its rewards. By the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, with over 900,000 copies in print.

My Take on the Book
This book has a number of stories that you can page through to find ideas that will give you perspectives about how you can take initiative in many ways at work. The book was easy to read and the examples were easy to follow. The book has some great concepts within the margins and in the stories. Some of the examples were a little dated, but the book still had great concepts that you can use in almost any venue!

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