Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Unequaled by Jim Runde. Amazon's #1 Hot New Release in Investment Analysis & Strategy

Unequaled: Tips for Building a Successful Career through Emotional Intelligence – September 19, 2016

by James A. Runde  (Author), Diana Giddon (Contributor)

The early reviews are outstanding.... Read about the real secret to career success and what it takes to get ahead is EQ!

UNEQUALED is the client service professional's guide to getting ahead and achieving professional goals. You're smart and hard working, but guess what—so is everyone else. So how do you stand out? You need to distinguish yourself in order to get ahead, but simply being good at your job is not enough. Moving up is about soft skills, networking, client connections, emotional intelligence, and your personal reputation. 
This book is a frank and candid guide to what it really takes to succeed in the field, packed with insights, stories, and actionable tips based on the author's 40 years at Morgan Stanley. You'll learn how to lead, when to follow, and how to build the reputation you need to get ahead in a competitive field.
Mr. Jim Runde
This book shows you how to step up your relationships, strengthen your soft skills, and build your brand for success.
·         Differentiate yourself and expand your career

·         Build relationships through planning and preparation and deliver commercial results

·         Lead effectively, increase productivity, and build a better work environment

·         Build, enhance, and leverage your personal brand to support your own success

·         Network effectively to find mentors and sponsors

Realizing your career goals means being visible, having influence, and crafting a reputation as a valuable contributor while delivering outstanding results. UNEQUALED shows you how to adapt yourself, collaborate with colleagues, influence clients, and become an excellent boss.

Amazon's #1 Hot New Releases in Investment Analysis & Strategy. 

Jim Runde, Morgan Stanley

The early reviews are outstanding:

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read on Keys for Career Success
By Amazon Customer on September 21, 2016

Jim Runde has written a wonderful book for all stages of one's career. I found it to be accessible in a way that I related to directly in reflecting on my career choices, successes, mistakes and relationships. We know that hard work, preparedness and perseverance are fundamental tenets of a solid career, but Runde provides a far more nuanced roadmap for success beyond that foundation. Soft skills and emotional intelligence are crucial, and he demonstrates that attitude, attention to detail, mentoring relationships and consistency are keys to profound professional achievement and satisfaction. Mr. Runde's experience comes from many decades of working in a large corporate organization, but the skills, values and wisdom he imparts are widely applicable to any organization, regardless of size or sector. This thought-provoking book is a must-have addition to the library of anyone reflecting on their career and interested in continuous improvement.

5.0 out of 5 stars must add to your career development books byt Byromi_bandura@yahoo.comon September 21, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

James Runde’s book offers very practical advice in order to succeed in your career, not just your job. Mr. Runde provides specific tips on how to ask for help, get valuable feedback, develop and use an elevator pitch. He clearly explains why brains and hard work only get you in the door but other people skills that get you ahead. There are very interesting examples throughout his career of workplace challenges and successful ways to overcome them. He delivers invaluable lessons for all career levels and it is a very enjoyable read. This is a book that needed to be written and that you need to read: a master class in all facets of workplace navigation!

5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and actionable - a rare and worthy read for developing as a professional  By Boston Student on September 26, 2016

A truly impactful read. Mr. Runde's career advice is timeless and applicable to all generations of folks in the corporate world - whether you're starting off as a young investment banker fresh out of college or you're further along and are looking to take charge of your career once more.

What's more, his tips are actually practical. There are far too many books on career advice where you walk away wondering how to apply any or all of the advice to the numerous intangible success factors in your career. This book is not one of them. On every topic - from receiving feedback to pitching yourself to building a network of peers, mentors, and sponsors - Unequaled provides actionable steps to make a positive difference in how you navigate your career.

I wish this book had been published many years ago when I entered the workforce as a summer intern and joined an investment bank as a full time analyst. I could have greatly benefited from its wisdom in the early days but am glad to be able to benefit from Mr. Runde's advice today. I highly recommend Unequaled if you seek a career development book that has unsurpassed return on investment.

5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Career Advice and Guidance
By chipdankon September 23, 2016

Mr. Runde is the consummate business professional. His insight into techniques for building and maintaining your career are second to none. He is able to provide practical, real-world advice no matter what career stage you are in. He provides concrete and specific tips to help you move your career forward. His experience and guidance on mentoring and sponsor relationships is invaluable.

5.0 out of 5 stars It is delightful that a true Wall Street veteran (as ...
By bookmonsteron September 26, 2016

It is delightful that a true Wall Street veteran (as well as a military veteran) has such practical, up-to-date tips on how to climb to the top, and stay there. Although Mr. Runde's stories come from his background in investment banking, his lessons apply to all professions - legal, accounting, banking, consulting, etc.
I've read a lot of books and have come to consider a book worthwhile if it gives one new piece of information that I can integrate into my life. Mr. Runde's book soars above those expectations -- over and over!

5.0 out of 5 stars Industry Must-Read for New Entrants and Veterans Alike
By London Fanon September 25, 2016

Few books can transcend generations and offer valuable, practical insights for navigating ones career, at any stage. Runde's book is just that - a call to action for young bankers, identifying the obvious - and yet often overlooked - keys to success. Attention to detail, building a network, identifying mentors and sponsors, and knowing your client's objective are just a few of the many words of wisdom throughout - in addition to many memorable quotes to live by. Mr. Runde's book deserves a spot in the employee development curriculum for every major financial firm.

5.0 out of 5 stars Real Lessons to Create a Real Career
By Amazon reader on September 25, 2016

What are the intangibles that create a successful career? This book, written by a legendary seasoned professional takes in hand this question and with a step by step common sense approach creates a road map for anyone trying to establish a real career. Follow up, resiliency, awareness, accountability are some of the attributes discussed by Runde in an approachable non intimidating way. This is a must read for professionals of all stages of career. Its s smooth easy read and a perfect gift for graduates entering the workplace.

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and immediately useful.
By Texas lawyer on September 21, 2016

Terrific practical tips for use in starting a career or embellishing the one you are in. Highly recommend to all careers. Mr. Runde shares specific examples of successes and failures in the business world with wisdom and easy to read follow up. In contrast to other guides this book goes straight to specific suggestions and reasons based on real world anecdotes.

5.0 out of 5 stars For all young professionals, this book is an absolute...
By Business School Student on September 27, 2016

For all young professionals, this book is an absolute must read! Few Bankers on Wall Street have transcended the longevity and success of Jim Runde’s career and he brings his 40+ years of experience and passion into this book. Particularly for business school students looking to take their development as an authentic leader to the next step, Jim offers raw and practical advice on the practice of emotional intelligence. Jim Runde’s book is a must buy for anyone looking to propel their career!

5.0 out of 5 stars Should be taught in all business and law schools
By Eduardo Cavalloon September 23, 2016

This is an extraordinary piece of work. A contemporary classic. Essential and insightful read. A must read for anyone trying to understand how to advance in their careers and be happy and satisfied in the process of doing so. Being smart and hardworking is enough to be a successful professional in financial services and also elsewhere in today’s labor market; this book shows the limits of individual IQ versus soft skills of adaptability, collaboration and empathy. For those who want to seek career advice, this book is a useful guide. Destined to be a gem in the literature of career development. A road map for the three basic dimensions of career progress: helping as a staff member; working with clients and customers; and building and leading teams. This book is conceivably the best investment I have made in my career since Graduate School at Harvard. It is THAT good!