Poised For Success – Book Review
Tuesday November 8, 2011

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Maintaining one’s composure is a huge stride toward success whether it is in our personal or professional lives.  It is by being disciplined and conscious in our decision making and being aware of the outcomes we wish to see down the road that can help us keep our poise.  Last week’s Why Not . . . ? post was inspired by the just released book by Jacqueline Whitmore Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities that Distinguish Outstanding Professionals. And based on the comments many of you shared, it became apparent that poise is something that is very much valued but hard to achieve.

Whitmore’s book simplistically, yet in great detail guides her readers through the four qualities necessary to achieve poise: Presence, Polish, Professionalism, and Passion. Not forgetting the male population, men as well are given tips on personal style and polish.

With sections on navigating social media essentials, the seven unwritten rules every professional should know, entertaining with elegance and ease, discovering and creating your personal brand, and fashioning your life with passion, this book is for anyone who is looking to maximize their potential no matter what their field or career choice.

Not only will discovering poise bring success at work, but it will also help to establish healthy, satisfying relationships in your personal life.

Recognized internationally as an etiquette expert, Whitmore has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Fortune and O: The Oprah Magazine, as well as many more recognized and respected publications. Now with this new book, she has written a resource that share bits of wisdom that can benefit each and every one of us.

Poised for Success

by Jacqueline Whitmore
Pages: 192
Price: $14.20
Copyright: November 8, 2011
Click here to purchase.

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