The Career Manifesto [electronic resource] / Mike Steib

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      Summary: An action-oriented guide to help anyone find their calling and achieve their goals, inspired by the author's popular blog post with the same title The Career Manifesto presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions: - What do you want your impact to be? - What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? - How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals? Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it. For young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives seeking more purpose and meaning in their work and lives , The Career Manifesto is the essential way to build—and follow through on —an effective plan to excel at whatever job, project or career goal you put your mind to.
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      STEIB, M. The Career Manifesto. [electronic resource]. [s. l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2018. ISBN 9781101993194. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 ago. 2020.
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      Steib M. The Career Manifesto. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Publishing Group; 2018. Accessed August 11, 2020.
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      Steib, M. (2018). The Career Manifesto. [electronic resource]. Penguin Publishing Group.
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      Steib, Mike. 2018. The Career Manifesto. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Publishing Group.
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Booklist Reviews 2018 February #2

Steib brings a wealth of knowledge as an experienced manager in media and technology companies (currently with XO Group), cochair of a nonprofit providing adult-literacy programs to New Yorkers, and board director for a financial-services company committed to digital innovation in this "field-tested road map." He captures the challenges in planning for the future and changes ahead, the need for continuing learning, and making smart use of technology. Though the clearly written advice is similar to other books for white-collar job seekers, it will be useful in a range of fields. His voice is lively, encouraging, serious, and clear. Along with some popular psychology, he offers real-world situations, with extensive documentation from long-standing resources. The author's blog (The Career Manifesto Blog) contains much of the information included, but new job seekers or career changers will find the book convenient to use. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 January #1

Finding a balance between personal fulfilment and a successful career is tough. For those who never felt a "calling," how will they know if they've chosen the correct career? Then once they get there, how can they advance in a way that's meaningful, both professionally and personally? Steib, CEO of XO Group (known for websites such as the Knot, the Bump, and the Nest), provides an inspiring guide to personal and career fulfillment, breaking success down into five achievable "P"s: Purpose, Plan, Productivity, People, and Presence. Librarians beware, there are dozens of exercises that invite readers to pencil in the book, beginning with an Impact Map, moving on to a Happiness Matrix, to writing one's eulogy. Steib provides advice on fending off "time suckers" such as emails, social media, and meetings, adding more hours to the day. Steib even goes beyond the typical career advice (e.g., "dress well and network more"), suggesting improved sleep habits and expressing gratitude as healthy ways to find balance. VERDICT Steib's voice is so energetic and inspiring that readers are sure to find at least one takeaway to improve their lives, career or otherwise.—Jennifer Clifton, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 November #3

Steib, CEO of the XO Group media company, taps into the frustration overachievers feel when their career trajectories fall short in this motivating and action-oriented guide. Steib identifies what he calls the five pillars of success, namely purpose, plan, productivity, people, and presence. These five pillars, Steib asserts, will help readers reconfigure goals, increase productivity, and overcome obstacles both in and out of the office. To stimulate this transformation, he offers up a series of necessary steps, including "telling yourself the truth," "thinking for yourself," and "changing your stripes." He details exercises aimed toward gaining a sense of direction and control, such as creating "impact maps" and "happiness matrices." Steib's chapter on increasing productivity to the point of getting "10 times as much done" is particularly sharp and widely applicable, imparting beneficial advice on following effective habits such as generating "if-then" formulas, managing willpower, and systematically measuring results. In chapters devoted to "people," he explores "achieving impact with others" in various capacities, such as through networking, attending meetings, and collaborating on projects. For a brief discussion of "presence," Steib brings in insights from happiness studies. His book lays out a sound and logical approach, with easily applicable and customizable advice aplenty. (Feb.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.