Beyond the Job Description

How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job

Authors: Sostrin, J.

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When work becomes messy and complicated, we stop getting good work done, we lose sight of the things that inspire us, and sometimes we disengage. This book helps you translate your challenges at work into useful insights that boost learning and performance, and make your time spent at work a little better.

About the authors

Dr. Jesse Sostrin is a sought after consultant, writer, and speaker working at the intersection of individual and organizational success. He is best known for translating complex ideas about the workplace into simple language and useful tools. Through his innovative break.thrü programs, Jesse specializes in helping organizations and their leaders navigate their unique path to success through complex change. He is the Founder and President of Sostrin Consulting, a leadership and organization development practice based in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Jesse is also Vice President of Workforce, Leadership & Organization Development at Wilshire Health & Community Services in San Luis Obispo, CA. In this role, Jesse is responsible for overseeing all Human Resources functions, developing a company-wide leadership and organization development strategy, and providing senior-level consultation to the Southern California, Central Valley, and Central Coast agencies that comprise Wilshire.

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'Beyond the Job Description delivers a powerful framework for understanding the demands that underlie any job. Step by step, Sostrin offers tools that are immediately applicable for increasing personal effectiveness and for ensuring alignment with team and organizational needs. Equally relevant for employees, managers, and those who coach them, readers will find wisdom and utility in every chapter.' David R. Seibold, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

'Jesse Sostrin provides a powerful performance tool, Nav-Maps, to help employee's resolve everyday challenges that threaten individual and organizational success. Beyond the Job Description presents effective, easy to follow methods that reveal the hidden, ill-defined, individual performance expectations shared by most organizations.' Maclynn R. Brinton, CEO/President, InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.

'Sostrin shares uncanny insight into a world where many of us spend the majority of our lives, but that few of us truly understand: the workplace. With meticulous detail and real world examples, Sostrin reveals the secret for successfully creating a work environment that maximizes performance and happiness. Beyond the Job Description is essential reading for any employee who wants to remain irreplaceable in an uncertain world.' Chad Troutwine, Co-Founder and CEO, Veritas Prep

'If you want to get ahead in your own career or be known for developing the talent of others, READ THIS BOOK! Jesse Sostrin offers an innovative way to look at jobs by focusing on both the openly-discussed and hidden demands of organizational life. Leaders and coaches can use this information to foster the development of others.' Marian N. Ruderman, Ph.D., Director, Research Horizons, and Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership

"A roadmap to the working life you long for... Meticulously researched and artfully written, this book is a must-read for anyone, at any point in their career, who wants to give (and get) more from organizational life." Jennifer Lyn Simpson, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Conversant


Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33741-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $32.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33740-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond the Job Description
Book Subtitle
How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33741-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137337412
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33740-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 244
Topics