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F*ck Being Humble: Why self-promotion isn’t a dirty word

Stefanie Sword-Williams

Whether it is through our parents, our education, our bosses, our colleagues, or the media we consume, we are constantly told that being humble is essential to our professional success. It's often seen as distasteful or arrogant to shout about our achievements. But in a modern workplace, where the conventional, steady, linear career path is becoming rarer and rarer, this advice seems ever-more obsolete. In the age of flexible working and portfolio careers, it’s time to F*ck Being Humble.
With simple exercises, steps and real-life examples, this is a resource for your bedside table that you can come back to again and again, at any point in your career. Learn how to:

  • Know what you stand for
  • Stop hiding (even when you don’t realise you are)
  • Fully realise the power of networking
  • Know your self-worth
  • Play the money game and win
  • Manage your emotions at work
  • Take action and establish the right time to make the leap
  • Keep the momentum you’ve generated going and maintain that elusive work-life balance    

Get ready to start taking charge of your own success.


Stefanie Sword-Williams is the founder and author of F*ck Being Humble. She set up the platform to encourage individuals to be unapologetically proud of their achievements. Named as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe this year, she has delivered workshops global brands such as Unilever, Warner Music, Google, ASOS and Cannes Lions Festival. This year The Dots named the F*ck Being Humble's community events top 10 event series to attend in London following the positive impact the platform has left on supporting and spotlighting emerging talent.

Category:  Psychology & Self-help
ISBN:  9781787135130
Publisher:  Hardie Grant Publishing
On sale:  October 2020
Format:  Hardback
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