Author Bob Nelson stopped by the offices of BookPage recently to talk about the latest entry in his 1001 Ways series of books for the workplace. By the time he left, many of us on the BookPage staff were scrambling to get our hands on a copy of his enlightening and fun-to-browse little tome: 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work. Nelson is not only a best-selling author (his 1001 Ways to Reward Employees has surpassed one million copies in print), but also an in-demand motivational speaker. He knows how to capture and hold the attention of an audience, and he's done it here with inspiring examples of employees who have made a difference. Whether you're just starting out in a career, or dealing with burnout in a dead-end job, Nelson shows how you can become the master of your own destiny. That's important advice for employees as the nature of work changes. Guaranteed employment is gone forever, as Nelson puts it, but guaranteed employability is still alive. By showing initiative and giving their best, employees can build their own skills and marketability. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off to think of a great new feature for BookPage. . . .

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