Do you know a young person just entering the work force? Maybe YOU are that person. Maybe you are a concerned parent hoping to hand your college grad a bit of real-world work advice.
If so, author Peter Yawitz has the book for you. For this edition of our Lunchbreak Series, he'll be offering candid career advice to equip you for success, taken from his new book, Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish: Navigating the Dos and Don'ts of Workplace Culture.
Sign up for this free lunchbreak seminar by emailing email@example.com.
We ask that you buy your copy of Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish from The Book Stall (or your fave indie bookstore if you are not in the Chicago area.)
About the Author: Peter Yawitz founded Clear Communication in 1991. He specializes in communication and marketing strategy, training, and one-on-one coaching for global organizations in a variety of disciplines, including financial services, manufacturing, economics research, technology, consumer products, and marketing. He helps people understand different audiences, break down barriers, and communicate effectively and clearly. He conducts seminars on effective communication around the world. The questions he has received from global participants of all ages and levels became fodder for the Podcast "Advice From Someone Else's Dad," his new book, and all the information at his website.
Born and raised in Manhattan, where he still lives, Peter received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About the Book: Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish helps soon-to-be-college grads and those first starting out in their careers learn how to be more than just professional-ish. It offers funny and practical advice on truly understanding and managing life at work. Written for both American and non-American young workers, and anyone else who's uncertain about how they come across at work, this book provides useful tips that can be immediately implemented to help people adapt well to their workplace culture.
In a light-hearted and conversational way, Peter Yawitz, a 30-year veteran in global communications consulting, walks readers through not only formal and written rules of office communication but also unwritten cultural norms in American companies both in the US and abroad. As "Someone Else's Dad," who offers practical advice to a new generation of workers without the nagging and judgment they might receive from their own fathers, the author gives straight talk on mastering small talk, writing persuasive emails, dealing with sneaky coworkers, managing distracted bosses, and asking for a raise.
Readers will find an advocate in Yawitz, someone who can help them succeed both professionally and socially at work. They'll laugh out loud at the same time that they'll develop the insights needed to advance in their careers.
A TWENTY-SOMETHING'S GUIDE TO WORKPLACE CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION