DETROIT — The newly released book, Passport to the Corner Office, teaches graduates and young professionals the secrets for rising to the top in the business world and earning the coveted corner office.
Today’s young people are savvy when it comes to building an online social network and interacting with high-tech gadgets. But when it comes to face-to-face networking and navigating the social and political aspects of the corporate world, many young people are challenged.
Passport to the Corner Office was written to close this essential skills gap and to help young people succeed. Award-winning business editor and writer R.J. King shares insights and tips gleaned from thousands of interviews that conducted with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the corporate world.
“While there may be an app for everything, there’s no substitute for social graces and networking skills. These are two areas in which our graduates could use some help,” says King. “I want to share what I’ve learned over the years with young people currently graduating from school, especially since finding a job in today’s world is harder than ever.”
The book includes how to:
- Make the most of meeting a key leader or executive.
- Instantly read and assess people.
- Build and maintain a professional network.
- Keep your “personal brand” relevant and engaging.
- Set things right after making a mistake at work.
- Deal with office politics.
Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming and founder of ePrize, calls Passport “a must-read for anyone looking to start or reach the next peak in their career… King offers a masterful roadmap to unlocking your full potential. With vivid examples and deep insights, he takes you on a journey to reaching the highest levels of success.”
Passport also offers a Corporate Resource Guide covering business etiquette skills, interview techniques, a guide for tipping service providers, and more. On August 26 this guide will be available as an app, called Tipping Guide, in the iTunes App Store.
Passport to the Corner Office is available at passporttothecorneroffice.com and on Amazon.com in print and e-book formats. The book is customizable with the option of a black or white cover and a black and white or color interior.