Is your corporate career progressing as you planned? Then relax and read the book" Faster Smarter Higher by Utkarsh Rai" to further fine-tune your career planning. Or do you sense that your career is stagnating and you would like to know possible reasons for it? Even then take a pause and learn what recommendations from the book are useful to you.
Do not leave career to chance: The book proves that you cannot leave advancing in your career to chance or simply hard work. You need to continuously plan and work on your career progression. The book, as its title suggests, describes how you can advance in your career, “faster, smarter and higher”.
The book is especially engrossing read for those starting their corporate career or those who have put in a few years of their career. The book is also apt for budding leaders in technology firms where you live the statement “change is only constant ” almost on daily basis.
Practical situations: Utkarsh Rai, the author is a renowned senior business leader. As you read the book, you realize that each line of the book has come from practical situations that Utkarsh must have come across. You start identifying with some situations that you yourself must have experienced.
Thoroughly understand the stakeholders in your career advancement: The author essentially establishes that you need to manage your stakeholders well. While this seems to be an obvious statement, Utkarsh has devoted one each chapter on how to work seamlessly with your important stakeholders. The stakeholders include your manager, your team, your manager’s manager, your manger’s peers, support departments such as HR and finance and even vendors.
Utkarsh establishes that you can build your career by properly working with each of your stakeholders or break it by ignoring even one of these stakeholders. The author also describes a win-win approach, wherein you as well as your stakeholders win.
What Stakeholders are thinking: It is a must in life to understand the other person’s point of view, if you wish to make any progress. The interesting part is Utkarsh has described what your stakeholder is also thinking in certain situations and why the stakeholder thinks so.
Serious Pitfalls to avoid in career: The book describes in detail, pitfalls that a professional must avoid. Certain pitfalls can set back your career, whereas some more serious ones such as financial fraud can put an end to your career.
A straightforward approach to writing: The book has simple language and a matter of fact approach of day to day situations involving stakeholders and is devoid of any big theories on the subject.
Context of India based corporate world: You realize that the book describes India based corporate situations and thus you can identify with many situations. The book has 51 quotes from senior business leaders of Indian origin. None other than the doyen of Indian IT industry, N. R. Narayana Murthy has endorsed the book.
A budding or even an experienced corporate leader will find the book “ Faster Smarter Higher” an educating and engrossing read.
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Author Utkarsh Rai's Website
Utkarsh Rai - the renowned business leader and author of "Faster Smarter Higher" has an interesting website of his own www.utkarshrai.com .
He shares his experiences on management, life and fitness and worldwide travel. Bookmark the website for your constant learning.