Rules of Work A Definitive Code for Personal Success

ISBN-10: 0137072066
ISBN-13: 9780137072064
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Richard Templar
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Description: Some people are simply great at their job. They always seem to say the right thing; do the right thing. They are mentioned in every conversation. Everybody likes them. They get promoted. They get pay rises. They get along with the boss. And somehow,  More...

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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Some people are simply great at their job. They always seem to say the right thing; do the right thing. They are mentioned in every conversation. Everybody likes them. They get promoted. They get pay rises. They get along with the boss. And somehow, they do all these things without being unpleasant, breaking much of a sweat or seeming to put in excess effort. And when they are offered another step up the corporate ladder or a fabulous new job, no one is surprised. After all, they have 'potential'written all over them. How do they do it? Do they know some secret we don't? Yes, they know The Rules of Work. These rules aren't about how to do your job, day-to-day (assuming you are pretty good at that already).The Rules of Workare about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. The first edition ofThe Rules of Workbecame a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.

Foreword
Introduction
Walk Your Talk
Get Your Work Noticed
Never Stand Still
Volunteer Carefully
Carve Out a Niche for Yourself
Under Promise and Over Deliver
Learn to Ask Why
Be 100 Percent Committed
Learn from others' Mistakes
Enjoy What You Are Doing
Develop the Right Attitude
Be Passionate But Don't Kill Yourself
Manage Your Energy
Never Let Anyone Know How Hard You Work
Keep Your Home Life at Home
Know That You're Being Judged at All Times
Cultivate a Smile
No Limp Fish-Develop the Perfect Handshake
Exude Confidence and Energy
Develop a Style That Gets You Noticed
Pay Attention to Personal Grooming
Be Attractive
Be Cool
Speak Well
Write Well
Have a Plan
Know What You Want Long Term
Know What You Want Short term
Study the Promotion System
Develop a Game Plan
Set Objectives
Know Your Role
Know Yourself-Strengths and Weaknesses
Identify Key Times and Events
Anticipate Threats
Look for Opportunities
Make Learning a Lifelong Mission
If you can't say Anything Nice-Shut Up
Don't Gossip
Don't Bitch
Stand Up for Others
Compliment People Sincerely
Be Cheerful and Positive
Ask Questions
Use "Please" and "Thank you"
Don't Swear
Be a Good Listener
Only Speak Sense
Look After Yourself
Know the Ethics of Your Industry
Know the Legalities of Your Industry
Set Personal Standards
Never Lie
Never Cover Up for Anyone Else
Keep Records
Know the Difference Between the Truth and The Whole Truth
Cultivate Your Support/Contacts/Friends
Date with Caution
Understand others' Motives
Assume Everyone Else Is Playing by Different Rules
Keep the Faith
Put Things in Perspective
Blend In
Know the Corporate Culture
Speak the Language
Dress Up or Dress Down Accordingly
Be Adaptable in Your Dealings with Different People
Make Your Boss Look Good
Know Where to Hang Out, and When
Understand Social Protocols
Know the Rules about Authority
Know the Rules about the Office Hierarchy
Never Disapprove of Others
Understand the Herd Mentality
Act One Step Ahead
Dress One Step Ahead
Talk One Step Ahead
Act One Step Ahead
Think One Step Ahead
Address Corporate Issues and Problems
Make Your Company Better for Having You There
Talk of "We" Rather Than "I"
Walk the Walk
Spend More Time with Senior Staff
Get People to Assume You Have Already Made the Step
Prepare for the Step After Next
Cultivate Diplomacy
Ask Questions in Times of Conflict
Don't Take Sides
Know When to Keep Your Opinions to Yourself
Be Conciliatory
Never Lose Your Temper
Never Get Personal
Know How to Handle Other People's Anger
Stand Your Ground
Be Objective About the Situation
Know the System-and Milk It
Know All the Unspoken Rules of Office Life
Know What to Call Everyone
Know When to Stay Late and when to Go Early
Know the Theft or Perks Rule
Identify the People Who Count
Be on the Right Side of the People Who Count
Be Well up on New Management Techniques
Know the Undercurrents and Hidden Agendas
Know the Favorites and Cultivate Them
Know the Mission Statement-and Understand it
Handle the Opposition
Identify the Opposition
Study them Closely
Don't Back-Stab
Know the Psychology of Promotion
Don't Give Too Much Away
Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Make the Opposition Seem Irreplaceable
Don't Damn the Opposition with Faint Praise
Capitalize on the Career-Enhancing Moments
Cultivate the Friendship and Approval of Your Colleagues
Postscript Know When to Break the Rules

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