Don't let destructive drama sideline your career.
Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues - even difficult ones - for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist - and navigating them constructively.
The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you'll cultivate a political strategy that's authentic to you. You'll learn how to:
Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
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There were 3-4 points I learned from this book. Basically avoidance mainly. I was disappointed to be honest. I found the book to be a bit bland and light on knowledge. I worked in large consultancies like Accenture and deployed in to Public sectors in the UK. So I am not a novice to the ladder or office politics. Which is probably why I didn't find this book helpful.
Give techniques on how improve? the review basically just outlines office mechanics. There is no real suggestions to improve it.
Add more practical advise, even if it was practice mindfullness to cope better in xyz. Just add more useful information on how to cope.
It's such important to understand the details behind people's actions, verses the underlying environmental dynamics in order to make a difference.
"Wished Audible had existed many years ago!"
Tremendously relevant information necessary to understand the psyche of coworkers and bosses and that will help you successfully navigate the corporate world.
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