Author(s): Alex Malley
The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now
From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, TheNaked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Throughit all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfullybuild not only a big career, but also a big life.
Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Beinspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream bigand have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to failin that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your owncareer.
Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to theworkforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide throughthe hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father ofseven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents ormentors looking to inspire the next generation.
Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learnedthe hard way, after years on the job and many potentially seriousmissteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to thosewho have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates, jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit theirmistakes.
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The Naked CEO is the truth you need to build a biglife.
..this is a very personal book which makes it more powerful, as it shows this is not just theory but it works (Financial Adviser, February 2015)
Alex Malley is the CEO of CPA Australia, an award-winning educator, and host of Nine Network's The Bottom Line . A parent of seven, Alex is a LinkedIn Influencer and tweets at @AlexMalleyCEO. thenakedceo.com/thebook
About Alex Malley xvii Acknowledgements xix Prologue xxi Part I: Dare to dream 1 Be yourself 5 2 Dreams don't happen overnight 13 3 Mistakes make you smarter and stronger 19 4 Insights come from everywhere 27 5 The black box 35 Part II: Create your own universe 43 6 Study -- finish what you start 47 7 Networking for novices 55 8 Get LinkedIn 63 9 Creating a resume that gets read 71 10 Succeeding at job interviews 79 Part III: It's all about the people 91 11 The first day of a new job 95 12 Establishing a rapport with your colleagues 101 13 Remembering and using people's names 109 14 Team work and poor team performance 115 15 Getting people to say 'yes' 123 Part IV: Be the best person you can be 131 16 Getting organised and getting things done 135 17 Spotting an opportunity and standing out 141 18 Sucking it up 149 19 Pushing back and saying 'no' 157 20 Working out when to leave 167 Part V: The leadership track 175 21 Setting priorities 179 22 The importance of delegating 187 23 Building your leadership confidence 195 24 The work-life balance myth 203 25 Leadership -- it's personal 209 Conclusion 215 Index 217