Career Development News: A Book and A Class



Career Development News: A Book and A Class

Finally, a book that teaches professionals at any stage of their career how to build important skills and competences to advance their career is here! What makes us proud is that one of its authors is our own alumna - Elizabeth Xu, who rose through the corporate ranks to an executive position in a lightening speed, and from whom many of us have benefited by attending her classes, seminars or mentoring sessions.  

The two authors teach a class "10 Steps to a Successful Career" at Stanford University. It will be offered again on 11/3, 11/10 (Saturdays). Please see the book and class details below.

Meet the Author:  
Elizabeth will be hosting a book sale and signing event at our annual BBQ on 7/28. Part of the sales will be donated to Peking University.

"Myths of the Promotion: 10 steps to a Successful Career"
Elizabeth Xu Ph.D. (Author), Patricia Zimmerman (Author)
Publication Date: July 7, 2012

Book Description
Myths of the Promotion provides you with ten systematic steps extracted from great leaders in the industry and authors’ real corporate executive experiences. The virtual position concept is original and paradigm changing for professionals to advance their career from individual contributors to mid-level managers and then to executive positions. Myths of the Promotion will completely change your mindset and your understanding of career advancement. These ten actionable steps will assist you in refining your career vision, building realistic goals, developing feasible plans and executing them flawlessly. Also discussed is how to create an effective professional brand and network, how to collaborate and influence others as well as how to build and lead a successful team. These ten steps will help you to develop a heightened business understanding and refine your important leadership skills. Myths of the Promotion is the designated textbook for the 2012 Fall Stanford class and will be the textbook for all future “10 Steps to a Successful Career” classes and seminars.

About the Author

Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D., High-tech executive, columnist, executive mentor, leadership speaker and Stanford Continuing Studies teaching faculty. In recent years, Elizabeth devoted her time to elevating leadership skills in the technical community. Her well-received presentation, “Ten Steps to a Successful Career”, provides building blocks for individuals who pursue leadership careers. The workshop has been offered as a class at Stanford University (WSP 229) where she co-teaches with her mentor of 20+ years Ms. Pat Zimmerman. 
Ms. Patricia Zimmerman, Jefferson and Kennedy Award winner, leadership mentor, retired from management positions at AT&T. Retirement years have been spent on volunteer work on political campaigns, teaching adults to read, write, and speak the English language and helping to expand Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was on the OLLI Board of Directors for five years. She is a certified Supervisory Trainer for ProLiteracy America and conducts workshops teaching other volunteers to train and tutor adults.
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Class Details: 

The Stanford Class will be ready to register on Aug 20th, 2012.  The two day leadership training class will be on Saturdays Nov 3 and Nov 10 9AM - 4 PM. It will be a great way to brand people's professional profile.   

The class is WSP 229, 10 steps to a successful career.  The book "Myths of the Promotion, 10 steps to a Successful Career" is the required text book for the class. 

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