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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, Marie G. McIntyre's 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.

©2005 Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D. (P)2018 Tantor

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Eye-opener.

Listening to this has made me a better political person. This is very important in today's work environment.

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Awesome read - Require pen and paper work

This book requires a working with pen and note book, it's no doubt an awesome insight into a office politics. But I'll advice to read this book along with making notes. Please talk back with the book while you are reading it will do wonders.

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good book lots of insights

nice voice.. cant lisen in one strecth.. lots of data to think about. nice book

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wonderful!

wonderful book as it reminds various instances and actions which probably I had played wrong in professional career.

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A must read for all working professional

The author has done a complete and indepth study and has covered almost all the possible scenarios which a person can come across in their careers. The examples and suggestions given by author are practical and implementable for better performance in their careers.

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Wow!!! great insights and good narration

Loved the way that the author goes on to explain with a lot of practical examples and gives us practical tips to handle it. The narration was good as well, this is a must read(listen) for anyone who want to understand in dealing and managing with office politics.

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  • Christie Lewis
  • 11-08-18

Amateur.

Very disappointing . Extremely amateur. No real insight. Very basic workplace experiences and simple suggestions. I do not recommend.

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  • Clay
  • 08-11-18

very intelligent, intense, too the point, strong

many many good items that can help you grow. this book is real, action oriented, and packed with knowledge that actually feel like secrets

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  • shawn reese
  • 18-04-20

Worth your time!

I've been battling office politics for a long time now and think the author hits the nail on the head with this book. While a bit tacky or dramatic at times, it's full of great insight and worth the time and attention of anyone who must engage in politics (hint: that's everyone who has a job!).

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  • Camille
  • 30-03-20

Matter of fact, straight and to the point.

A detailed analysis on the types of behavior you find in the work place and the strategies your can use to increase your influence, leverage, and as a result, political power.

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  • 18-11-19

Highly recommended

This is an essential, must read, and life changing book to include in everyone's library.

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  • Tim O
  • 22-06-19

horrible

You know your in trouble when they start with a 10 minute rant of made up professional skills and experiences knowones ever heard of. The use obsure words in order to make you think they're smart. Very very superficial advice from someone that never worked a normal job like 99% of us.

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  • Gablans
  • 29-03-19

OK Book for fundamentals

There's a lot of good info on this book. But I can tell from experience many scenarios are far from reality. I don't think it provides enough hints for professionals working in a heavily political enterprise.