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21 Dirty Tricks at Work: How to Beat the Game of Office Politics

21 Dirty Tricks at Work: How to Beat the Game of Office Politics

Mike Phipps, Colin Gautrey

ISBN: 978-0-857-08484-2

Apr 2013, Capstone

280 pages

$22.99

Description

21 Dirty Tricks at Work is about lies. The type of underhand, pernicious and downright Machiavellian scheming that goes on in business every day. An estimated £7.8bn is lost each year in the UK alone though unnecessary and counter-productive office politicking. But 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is also a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice on dealing with them to the vast majority who just want to do a good day's work.

21 Dirty Tricks at Work provides you with all the information you need to spot negative tactics and self-interested strategies. It shows you how to spot the games frequently being played and how to come out with your credibility intact and your sanity preserved.

So, if you are fed-up of being on the receiving end of constant backbiting and skulduggery from workmates, join hands with the authors and get Machiavelli on the run!

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Immunity or Ignorance?.

Chapter One: Destiny Beckons.

Chapter Two: The Apprentice.

Chapter Three: Commuting to (no)where?.

Chapter Four: Escalation and Attrition.

Chapter Five: A rather SAD display.

Chapter Six: A day at the Belfry.

Chapter Seven: Decision time.

Epilogue: Florida - six months later.

Appendix One: Bibliography.

Appendix Two: About politics at work Ltd.

About the authors.

Index.

"...this book is on a mission...one's eyes are definitely opened..." (The Independent on Sunday, 10th July 05)

"...Fed up of back-biting, skulduggery and unscrupulous behaviour? Then this is the book for you." (Office Secretary Magazine, October 2005)

"...you might want to invest in a new book - 21 Dirty Tricks at Work..."(Liverpool Daily Post, 13th October 2005)

"...plenty of substance..." (Reading Chronicle, 20th October 2005)

"...a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice..." (Credit Control, Vol 26(6) 2005)

"...new middle management recruits should read one trick before retiring each night; that way they'll get wise to every trick in the book within a month..." (Professional Manager, Jan 06)