Give To Get; A career book that provides practical guidance on how to be successful in your business and corporate life has finally hit the shelves.
The 146-page book authored by Vishal Agarwal, an accomplished business leader known for his savvy negotiating skills, offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential in your professional and career life.
As one continues to climb the corporate ladder, you’ll likely take on new responsibilities, spearhead big projects, in addition to managing employees. Not everyone’s a natural-born leader, but it’s crucial to become one. Unless you’ve received formal training, finding the balance between being a challenging and encouraging leader isn’t easy. Fortunately, this book is full of insightful leadership advice on how to fine-tune your management skills.
“Who says we must only consume western leaders? We must tell our own stories as Africans.” said Mr Vishal at the launch last week.
In the book, the former executive leverages his stories, passion, and knowledge to teach both young and senior business leaders the many lessons he had learned over his career, namely how to help to advance organizational goals and achieve success.
The author shares his personal journey, from an intern to his ascendency through the ranks at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to Senior Deals Partner. Until recently, Vishal was a Global Top 500 Senior Leader for General Electric before becoming Chairman and CEO of his own private investment management firm, Full Circle Africa.
A true globalist, Vishal was born in Bombay, lived in Iran during the Iran-Iraq War, was educated through his adolescence in the US, and now lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his family.
“A terrific set of stories and guiding metaphors from a successful global business executive–this book is perfect for the business school student looking for great real-world examples of key concepts they learned in their leadership and organizational behavior classes.”- said Dolly Chugh, associate professor at New York University Stern School of Business.
Kate Sweetman, author, leadership authority, and former editor at Harvard Business Review, recommended the book to the public, saying: “With this book, Vishal Agarwal is the mentor everyone wishes they had in the corporate world. He demystifies the social dynamics of the global corporation through apt metaphors that quickly cut to the attitudes and behaviors essential to the success of the ambitious young manager. Read it, and learn how to hack your path in the corporate jungle without putting out an eye.”
For only $15.99, you can get the the book from anywhere across the globe be it from online shops such as Amazon or physical stores in this list. And if you are in Kenya, you can buy the book on Jumia or get a copy at Urban Eatery or Capital Club of East Africa, in Westlands area.