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First published in Great Britain in 2008
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Hall, Richard, 1944-
The secrets of success at work : 10 steps to accelerating your career / Richard
Hall. -- 2nd ed.
ISBN 978-0-273-74294-4 (pbk.)
1. Success in business. 2. Interpersonal communication. 3. Success--Psychological
aspects. 4. Career development. I. Title.
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