The Way Up

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Published by: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Pages: 208
ISBN13: 978-1608320875


How to Keep Your Career Moving in the Right Direction


THE WAY UP shows you the simple career choices that can put you head and shoulders above the competition.

Whether you’re fresh out of college or desperately in need of a mid-career makeover, you can take the business secrets and actionable tips presented in your desire for capturing the work life you’ve always wanted.

Written in a frank, conversational voice and designed to quickly impart easy-to implement strategies, THE WAY UP includes
valuable lessons for:

  • Dealing with the “Boss from Hell”
  • Building a reputation for reliability and consistency
  • Exuding the confidence that’s crucial to winning big
  • Becoming a “Networking Black Belt”
  • Recovering from workplace screwups
    vAdvancing by focusing on what makes the company money

By mastering these skills and the many other lessons presented in this book, you’ll find financial reward, the sense of accomplishment from a job well done, and the satisfaction of reaching your grand goals in life.


“I’ve witnessed Don ignite the passions of a ballroom full of successful people more than once. And I attribute much of my own success to Don’s coaching and advice. Now he can do the same for you. This book is like having Don at your personal disposal. He will be by your side on your way up, I promise!”
—James R. Marks, CPCU, CAE, AIM, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society

“Don Hurzeler is both an author and a Fearless Leader.  He is straight-forward, authentic, and only writes about what he personally practices. His sage advice and coaching will guide you in the right direction.  All you need to do is turn a couple of nuggets from Don into gold. His advice works.”
Dr. Loretta Malandro, president and CEO of Malandro Communication Inc. and author of Fearless Leadership (McGraw-Hill)

“Every career "go-getter" should read this book. Don's no nonsense, common sense advice will avoid the time consuming seat-of-the-pants learning that so many go through in their careers. It's been said that there are no short cuts in careers - not true if you read and apply The Way Up
—Marsha Egan, CPCU, PCC, CEO The Egan Group, Inc.

“Don covers many topics that are essential to high-growth business. Don defines a solid foundation for business thinking in a way that is easy to follow. The traits he teaches are found at the core of every successful senior executive I work with. If you start reading this book, you won't put it down until you are done.  And, if you listen to Don's advice, you are sure to achieve success.”
—Ian K. Altman, Principal, Grow My Revenue, LLC

“In The Way Up, Don Hurzeler gives uplifting, straightforward, and entertaining advice on not just keeping your career moving, but really your life.  The experience and insight Don shares provides you with the tools needed to stay focused while succeeding in your career choice.”
—Roosevelt Haywood III, President/CEO, Haywood and Fleming Associates, Past Chairman of the National African American Insurance Association

“This is a great book for anyone starting, developing or restarting their career.  I have known Don Hurzeler for many years.  I even recruited him to a senior executive position with a client company.  This book IS Don Hurzeler – smart, funny, irreverent and full of passion.  There is something in this book for all of us no matter the age or situation and it’s about life and much as career.”
—William R. Bonnell, President, BonnellAssociates, Ltd.  Consultants in Executive Search and Organization Development

“This book is an outstanding resource for all corporate professionals--from entry-to-executive levels. Consider it your personal career coach. It has a wealth of information, relevant examples and inspiring testimonies that will lead you to a successful career. ”
—Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D., Professor, Concordia University Chicago, Author, corporate career consultant 


I am forever grateful to the men and women who helped me achieve my grand goals in life.  They showed me the way up. And now I want to pass that knowledge on to you.

A bout with cancer served to sharpen my focus on making sure my career was not just about getting paid every other week.  It helped me see that there were some grand goals out there that I really wanted to achieve.  With the help of several coaches and an iron-willed commitment, I managed to accomplish the things in life that I considered important.  This book is about setting you up to gain that kind of satisfaction and reward for yourself.

Whether you are still in college, brand new to the workforce, changing careers from soldier or stay-at-home spouse or in mid-career and unhappy with your progress…this book is for you.  And, if it helps you get what you want from your career (and I know it will), it will serve to help me pay forward the great coaching and encouragement that I enjoyed on my career journey.


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