Find Your True Calling and the Success You Deserve through The Art of Work
Today, many people are looking for work, and many more are striving to find direction and fulfillment in the jobs that they do have. As uncertain economies and unemployment create the doubt that comes with threats of layoffs and reduced career prospects, The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You!, arrives just in time.
In writing The Art of Work, Janice Bryant Howroyd draws on a wealth of employment expertise and experience gained as the CEO of The Act•1 Group, a global human resources conglomerate. You'll find everything you need to achieve your highest ambitions in this book that combines simple, people focused wisdom with powerful lessons learned from a lifetime of success and achievement.
Comprised of two distinct sections, The Art of Work will first help those looking for work to find a great job. The second section then helps those who have a job keep it and thrive while moving forward in a rewarding career.
Part I: Getting the Job
One of the secrets of Janice’s success is her genuine interest in others. This makes her a highly sought after speaker and mentor, and it makes her very effective in engaging and motivating others. The beginning of her book centers around two questions that readers must answer within themselves to identify their strengths, passions and what they truly desire from their personal and professional lives. This encourages readers to have a frank dialogue with themselves, enabling honest self-assessment and a stronger and more grounded resolve.
After helping readers equip themselves with self-awareness, Janice provides proven pointers on how to succeed by outlining the vital steps necessary to successfully plan and carry out a job search.
Part 2: Making Work, Work for You
According to Janice, work is an important part of our lives, so we must find a way to elevate it and excel at it. Within the book she provides 10 Commitments designed to guide individual success in today’s fast-changing world and to lay out a path to enjoyment and fulfillment in work. Each Commitment springs from Janice’s own experiences, and the perspective she has gained from them.
Each chapter in this book was written to empower readers and includes exercises designed to help them move forward and get thinking about their careers with useful insights and tips. Through the exercises, readers gain confidence and direction that will allow them to move steadily towards their goals.
An Enthusiastic and Experienced Mentor
One of Janice’s personal credos is, “Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally.” She truly practices what she preaches, and her true passion lies in helping others succeed by taking control of their lives. The Art of Work is the result of a lifelong passion for sharing one’s work and life experiences. In it, Janice teaches you how to manage the everyday job and career challenges all of us face. She outlines the core principles that have allowed her to rise to the top of her field and serves as your mentor to help you to create your own path to job and career success!
Janice Bryant Howroyd is a successful business builder, a dedicated civic leader, a passionate advocate for enjoyment of work, and an inspirational speaker and author. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Act•1 Group, a leading human resources firm that she formed to connect the right talent with the right opportunity. Janice has been featured on numerous television broadcasts and in major publications, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Working Woman Magazine, Pink Magazine, CNN and CNBC. She has received honors too numerous to recite including the 2008 BET Honors, Entrepreneur of the Year, and NAWBO-LA’s prestigious Legacy Award. The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You! is now available for pre-order in paperback form or for immediate Kindle download.