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Kindle version of ‘What Really Matters For Young Professionals!’ released today

Today I have some exciting news to share with you.

A Second Edition of What Really Matters For Young Professionals! How to master 15 practices to accelerate your career has just been released on Amazon Kindle.

In the book you will discover:

  • How to capture your stories that reflect your employability
  • How to identify your personal values
  • Why behaving in an aligned manner with your organisation’s values matters
  • How to communicate effectively with email
  • Why Dee Hock, the founder of VISA International recommends developing Servant Leadership skills
  • Why having mentors in your life is crucial for personal and career success and how to find them
  • How to stop yourself from jumping to conclusions so that you communicate effectively in the workplace
  • What Systems Thinking is and how to use it throughout your career
  • And much, much more!

Even more exciting is the price – just US$4.97.
The timing is perfect for anyone who has just finished their university year or degree.

However, the book isn’t just for people who are at the start of their career – seasoned professionals have found the content of the book extremely useful for helping them to do the little things that help them to continue their success.

The book isn’t just for Kindle Readers either – if you have an iPad or other tablet you will easily access apps that will allow you to read your Kindle books on those devices.

You can access your own Kindle version of What Really Matters For Young Professionals! here.

More information regarding the book, including a short video can be accessed here.

I am confident that you will find this version of the book even more value than the first. Enjoy!

Til next time, please keep learning and be the best leader that you can be!

Gary Ryan Founder – Organisations That Matter

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Dr Andrew O’Brien Interviews author Gary Ryan

Interviewed by Dr Andrew O’Brien, Gary Ryan, author of the new book What Really Matters For Young Professionals!, shares insights on each of the 15 practices featured in the book. This interview includes practical tips to enable you to accelerate your career.

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An interview with Gary Ryan, author of What Really Matters For Young Professionals!

Expertly interviewed by Dr Andrew O’Brien, Gary Ryan provides the background to the book and explains the key concepts that the book addresses.

For your convenience the interview has been split into small parts.

* What was the background to the book being created?

* What are ‘Employability Skills’?

* What is the background to the title of the book and who are Young Professionals?

* How can Young Professionals and the more senior staff they work with connect with you?

* How would you summarise the book?

* Why did you develop the Online Course?

* How might Young Professionals fund the Online Course?

For more information on the ebook and Online Course please follow this link.

Gary Ryan enables individuals, teams and organisations to matter.
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Seeking Book Cover Design Feedback


Thank you very much to everyone who has provided feedback so far. Your feedback has really helped to take us to the next stage. Now we move on to Stage 2 of your feedback.

The overall concept is that there will be a familiar look about the four books. They will be differentiated by the colour ‘bands’ that are used on the books, as well as the images on the front cover.

I think we are pretty close with the first book, What Really Matters for Young Profesionals!, but still have a little way to go for the images for the other three books.

So, I’m interested in your feedback on the idea of having a consisent yet unique look about the books, your general view of the new designs and any other comments that you may have. If you can, try to think about how the four books would look like on a shelf next to each other.

Please feel free to add comments and/or to take the surveys. I have multiple options for the “Undergraduate students” and the “Aspiring Leaders” so please vote for your favourite in each of them. In the the survey the comment box is available for the “Young Professionals” and “Post-graduate Students” questions.

So here goes…

What Really Matters for Young Professionals!

What Really Matters for Undergraduate Students!
Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Number 4

Number 5

What Really Matters for Post Graduate Students!

What Really Matters for Aspiring Leaders!
Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Please feel free to be everything from nice and kind with your feedback, to being brutally honest!

Please click here to take the survey

Thanks again for your help,


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