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Steven Lurie's Newest Book
The Handbook for Early Career Success prepares you to manage your transition to the workplace with confidence, and flourish in the real world of personalities and organizational politics.  This unique resource puts you in control of your future by teaching you:

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  • Who you are as others see you using powerful personality style surveys and tools immediately applicable to workplace challenges.
  • How to effectively communicate, build relationships and maximize your impact all in a way the fits who you are.
  • The rules for achieving a successful, satisfying and self-directed career from day one.

Acclaim for Handbook for Early Career Success

“… an excellent resource for young men and women entering the professional workforce.  Lurie's approach is straight forward and easy to integrate into a workable strategy that will help mitigate mistakes that can derail a new professional career." Susan Greenbaum, Dean of Students, Stern School of Business Undergraduate College, New York University

“…a much needed practical guide that can make the difference between successfully launching a career or running into problems from the start. Lurie has made a major contribution with this text and has helped solve the problem of what to give to all soon-to-be or recent graduates.” Ed Betof, Ed.D., Senior Fellow/Academic Director, Executive Program in Workplace Learning Leadership, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 “…a virtual career GPS devise, helping people entering the workforce to navigate a strange and unfamiliar neighborhood -- real life.” Bob Defillippo, Chief Communications Officer, Prudential Financial

"…it resonated tremendously with me. It was really valuable to understand my Connecting Style, and just as valuable to understand the styles of the people I work with." Jeffrey Eisenberg, Advertising Programs Manager, Google

“I loved this.  It’s excellent for early career – But great refresher for all regardless of career and years in career.”  JoAnn Ryan, CEO, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

What is "Connect for Success"?
This book provides readers with the behavioral self-awareness and collaboration tools essential for success in the workplace and in life. The insights and tools provided increase collaboration, networking, customer service and interviewing effectiveness helping participants to make the most of their school, workplace and personal relationships. Using our Connecting Style Survey, participants identify which of four personal styles best describes them Energizer (team builder), Driver (director), Analytical (critical thinker), and Supportive (team player). Then, working together in same-style groups, participants learn from and teach each other:

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  • the defining strengths, weaknesses, common misperceptions and "hot buttons" of each style
  • how, based on their connecting style, they are likely to come across from the perspective of the other three styles
  • how to overcome weaknesses associated with each style
  • how to tap into the power of style differences by leveraging (rather than fighting) the contributions of opposite-style people


Other Available Articles
for Viewing or Printing

Getting the Job  
  Networking Step-by-Step  
  Tips to Achieve Top Form during Job Interviews  
On the Job  
  Do's and Don'ts in a New Assignment  
  The Key to Good Working Relationships  
  Accurate Self-Assessment  
  A Dozen Ways to Control Stress  
  Stress Resilient Workers  
  From Loner to Leader  
  Leadership is Persuasion  

Other Available

  WorkWise: Regaining footing after a co-worker's misstep
Modesto Bee 8-30-2010
  Think Like a Worker
Wall Street Journal, 5-9-2010
  Boom Times for Young Workers
Wall Street Journal, 4-20-2010
  Getting an Offer Right
Wall Street Journal, 8-22-2010
  In Job Hunting, Honesty Is Still the Best Policy
Wall Street Journal, 4-25-2010
  Young professionals see opportunity
Minnesota Public Radio Interview





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