Hitting Your Stride:
Your Work -- Your Way
by Nan S. Russell
Paperback 264 pages
Publisher Capital Books
Pub date January 15, 2008
Hitting Your Stride advocates learning how to use your uniqueness at
work - the best of who you are - to be rewarded with interesting work, personal
growth, and financial gains. Nan shares her 10 "Winning at Working" Lessons -
common sense, but uncommon practices, ways to help you reengage your talent,
create your own luck, differentiate your work performance, and make a difference
at work. Nan's stop-wishing, start-creating approach offers savvy insights to
help you get ahead, enjoy working, and achieve financial rewards. Her motto:
"Opportunity is anywhere and everywhere. While wishing and hoping makes you a
dreamer, acting and doing makes you someone who can create your own luck and
turn your dreams into reality." Using a story-telling approach, mixed with
commentary, analysis, and reflective exercises, Nan identifies mistakes,
struggles, disappointments, failures, and successes in the workplace. Hitting
Your Stride is an inspiring business-and-life book, with an individualized
approach to bringing the best of who you are to work from someone who has been
an employee, a manager, and a senior executive. It reinforces the message that
whether or not you climb the corporate ladder, winning at working is individual.
Hitting Your Stride will help you find your way there, along your own
path and with your own style.
Nan S, Russell
is President of MountainWorks Communications LLC, a company she founded in 2006
to support her passion for helping organizations build winning work cultures,
and helping people bring the best of who they are to the world, realize their
dreams, and live their life’s potential. Nan also hosts Winning at Work on
From minimum wage employee to Vice President of $4.4 billion dollar QVC, Nan
knows what it takes to survive and thrive in this
what-have-you-done-for-me-today world. In roles transforming a corporate culture
to heading a new subsidiary, the launch of which was reported in both the Wall
Street Journal and USA Today, she offers real-world experience with a
motivational and business context.
Nan has spent over twenty years in management holding executive positions in
human resources, communication, marketing and line management. She was the
architect and influence leader of a culture transformation for 10,000 employees.
Nan has a B.A. from Stanford University and M.A. from the University of
In 2002, Nan left the corporate world to pursue a life-dream to work and write
from the mountains of northwestern Montana. Today she is a successful author,
consultant, and motivational speaker. She is also the host of a weekly program
on webtalkradio.net called: Work Matters with Nan Russell.
Nan’s new book, Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way, was released in
January 2008 by Capital Books. And her first book, Nibble Your Way to Success:
56 Winning Tips for Taking Charge of Your Career debuted in March 2007.
Her syndicated career insights column,
Winning at Working
appears in over eighty publications, and her life reflections column,
In the Scheme of
Things is published in six states and Canada. Her work also appears in
several anthologies including: Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul, Cup of
Comfort for Weddings, Classic Christmas, and Letters to my Teachers. Nan also
hosts Winning at Working on www.webtalkradio.net.