The Professional Companion – How to Make the Best of Your Workplace Skills

The Professional Companion is now on stands. As I have told you earlier, it is a workbook meant for every working professional who wants to figure out “Where do I stand?” To help get the answer, for someone to know the gaps and then to create a plan for getting further ahead, the workbook takes up 25 key aspects of a true professional. Each aspect then is presented as a chapter that briefly explains the idea and quickly takes you to a set of questions that you need to ask yourself. The questions do not have standard, one-size-fits-all answer. They are designed to encourage you to think on your own. In some cases, you are presented with a situation; you get to do some sense making, consider alternatives and then choose a path.

The 25 chapters are graded to reflect a professional’s journey from the entry level, to mid-career and finally, to a position of leadership. In the beginning, you are presented with the basic requirements to be an entry-level professional. In the middle, the workbook presents you with the mid-career requirements and towards the last part, it deals with leadership attributes of a great professional.

I hope you will be able to lay your hands on a copy soon and work the workbook very soon. Unlike reading a book, working a workbook is about active engagement within your own mind; I become just an initiator. The process of self-searching and discovery has far greater benefit than dutifully listening to the preacher at the pulpit. I have always maintained that the power to receive is more important than the power to give.

When I received the first copy of the workbook off-the press, I did come across an inadvertent error in a diagram in the book in chapter 21 titled “Seeing the Big Picture”. The incorrect diagram will get rectified in the next print-run but in the meantime, let me share the chapter with you with the corrected diagram. Let me know how the chapter felt.

Download chapter 21 – Seeing the Big Picture

Manoj Says
Saturday November 17th 2012

Is this book available in eBook format. Reason i am asking because this book is not available in US right now, and I prefer reading on my screen on page.

Deepa Says
Thursday November 29th 2012

The excerpt from the workbook made a very interesting read. I enjoyed reading and applying the fishbone diagram. The workbook will surely be a good value add to professionals. Thanks for investing your time in making a significant and positive contribution to your readers’ thought processes:).

Friday December 28th 2012

This book is meant for all professionals who want to make a great remarks in their respective career. I have known Mr. Bagchi since 2009 when we have invited him for guest speaker for our quarterly meet. He is a true motivator and gardner for young professionals like us.

I truly admire to Mr. Bagchi for the work he has done in all books.


testing Says
Thursday February 11th 2016

You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation but I in finding this matter to
be actually something which I feel I’d by no means
understand. It kind of feels too complex and very extensive for me.
I am taking a look ahead on your next post, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

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