Blind Spots: 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success

Front Cover
Penguin, Oct 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
1 Review
"You want-you need-Alexandra Levit as your guide." -Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive

There's been a major paradigm shift in business practices and the workplace. Alexandra Levit tells readers what no longer holds true for getting ahead today, and debunks business myths that are more dangerous and less viable than ever-given the current climate of ethical scrutiny and intense competition-including it's best to climb the ladder as fast as possible, and that employers want you to be yourself.

Levit offers something better in place of these myths: practical advice on what it really takes to succeed in this new values-driven environment.


What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - yeldabmoers - LibraryThing

Alexandra Levit calls out those business myths we’ve heard repeatedly in her latest book Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success. Beliefs such as ... Read full review


Make Gradual Progress Through Goal Setting
Define the Goal and Options for Achieving It
Develop Your Perseverance
Practice Practice Practice
Be Sensible and Reevaluate
Keep the Goal in Your Back Pocket
Expect Some Defeat
Cope with Setbacks
Why Equal Employees Are Not Paid the Same
Requesting a Salary Increase
The Power of Attitude
Combating Unrealistic Expectations
Managing Frustration
Negativity Quick Fixes
Knowing Yourself
The Rise of EQ

Dont Let Your Goals Get the Best of You
Be Provocative but Not a Troll
Be Ethical
Be Trustworthy
Be Assertive
Resolve Conflicts
Surviving a Scandal
What It Means to Be a Professional
Dressing Upand Downat Work
Think First Communicate Second
Sit Down Youre Rocking the Boat
How to Be Diplomatic
Honesty Is Not Always the Best Policy
Why Knowledge Isnt Power
The Popularity Factor
Quantifying Your Contributions
Promoting Yourself Without Bragging
Getting on the Executive Radar
Becoming a Spokesperson
Money and Promotions Dont Buy Happiness
Dont Underestimate the Power of the Doer
Pace Yourself or Risk Crashing and Burning
Use Entry and MidLevel Time Wisely
Assessing Whether Promotion Is Right for You
The Business of Compensation
A Managers Thought Process
Seeking Coaching or Therapy
The Real Reasons behind Corporate Layoffs
When Being Indispensable Has the Opposite Effect
Recognizing a Pending Layoffand Taking Action
How to Stave Off a Firing
How to Handle Being Fired
When You Cant Control It It May Be for the Best
Realities of Entrepreneurship
Personality Traits of the SelfEmployed
Office Politics Without the Office
The Three Little Ps You Take for Granted
The Happiness Question Revisited
The True Story about Dream Careers
When to Keep It a Hobby
How to Generate a Marketable Idea
The Trend of Moonlighting
Taking Calculated Risks
Preparing Your Finances for a New Venture
Love What You Do Instead of theOther Way Around
Chapter 1
Chapter 3
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 8

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Alexandra Levit is known as one of the premiere spokespeople of her generation and she regularly speaks at corporations, conferences, and universities on workplace issues. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliographic information