Secrets to Winning at Office Politics How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work

ISBN-10: 0312332181
ISBN-13: 9780312332181
Edition: 2005
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Description: Get Ahead, Gain Influence, Get What You Want Office politics are an unavoidable fact of life in every workplace. To accomplish your personal and business goals, you must learn to successfully play the political game in your organization. Whether  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Get Ahead, Gain Influence, Get What You Want Office politics are an unavoidable fact of life in every workplace. To accomplish your personal and business goals, you must learn to successfully play the political game in your organization. Whether you are a new player or a seasoned veteran, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics can help you increase your personal power without compromising your integrity or taking advantage of others. This smart, practical guide shows you how to stop wasting energy on things you can't change and start taking steps to get what you want. Written by an organizational psychologist and corporate consultant, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics uses real-life examples of political winners and losers to illustrate the behaviors that contribute to success or failure at work. You will be shown techniques for managing your boss more effectively, improving your influence skills, changing the way you are perceived, and dealing with difficult people. Using these proven strategies for political success, you will then be able to create a Political Game Plan that outlines the steps necessary to accomplish your own individual goals.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Mastering the Fundamentals
Politics Is Not a Dirty Word
Political Intelligence and the Facts of Life
Forget Fairness, Look for Leverage
Political Psych 101: Allies and Adversaries
Avoiding Political Pitfalls
Political Games: Moves and Countermoves
How to Commit Political Suicide
Power, Power, Who Has the Power?
How to Become a Winner
Increasing Your Political Power
Sharpening Your Influence Skills
Managing Power Relationships
Developing Your Political Game Plan
A Personal Political Note
Suggested Reading
Index

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