A must read for serious corporate leaders and, equally important, aspiring leaders! This timely and timeless book provides cutting edge strategies and skills. The antidote — the first half of Survival of the Savvy provides an individual level wake-up call. In 2000 a client asked Rick for a development program to help middle managers become more savvy as they made a career turn into executive ranks. Rick lives with his wife and two children, in Mill Valley, California. I'm going to try --I hear that it goes much more in-depth than this one. Or, if you want, we can work the issue right now, but only if the group agrees.
Brandon and Seldman offer serious research to substantiate this all-too-prevalent work problem and outline the many ways the politically inept can develop the savvy political instincts we all need to feel valued at our work. With thirty years of performance improvement experience, he has trained tens of thousands at companies worldwide, including scores of Fortune 500 companies. Recommended for larger public libraries and all business management collections. I was late today because of a safety issue Eric had me managing, so I suggest we move on. It also has a lot of very practical tips on how not to trigger problems when interacting with Overly Political people in the workplace. The examples are somewhat difficult to relate to, but I think there are a number of good ideas in the book.
They fill their book with practical, tactical tips to help protect their readers' assets. The two most helpful takeaways for me were: 1. Organizational politics connote backbiting, manipulation and dirty dealings. Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results. The two most helpful takeaways for me were: 1. This timely and timeless book provides cutting-edge strategies and skills for surviving and thriving as you build individual and company success. Brandon and Seldman take on the role of corporate anthropologists, dissecting how office politics work and what you can do to master them ethically.
It's basically saying that you need to be emotionally intelligent: read the situation and people around you and act appropriately. Once you identify this you can begin to work on sending the right signals and building the right reputation for what you want to accomplish. We all know how these assets can be scorched by Overly Political individuals. Some of the examples and respective responses are a bit comical but get to the point. I also thought some of the suggestions of how to respond to overly political people were just ludicrous. Testimonials This course is the single most beneficial course I have taken in my Caremark career. Their practical tips on reading political styles, building a network, and exercising verbal discipline are invaluable.
We may not receive proper credit or recognition, and may even be vulnerable to sabotage by other more power-driven colleagues or bosses. They learn step-by-step methods to avoid being underestimated or denied full recognition for their achievements. Highlights how to avoid triggering issues for yourself. Helps you reframe the idea of politics, makes you aware of your level of emotional intelligence and identify your political preference, yes everyone has one. Why might a book on influence address that subject? He has consulted and trained tens of thousands at corporations worldwide, including scores of Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.
Of note: It's more than just whether the buzz about you is positive or negative. We may not build enough support for our ideas, or be blind to hidden agendas, power relationships, and the politics with which decisions are sometimes made. Brandon and Seldman's fresh approach to a taboo topic is as entertaining as it is inspiring. You couldn't have taken an extra five minutes to come up with a realistic response? My contribution, hours, and work product speak for themselves. Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results. Corporate consultants Brandon and Seldman offer practical advice, starting with the assumption that engaging in office politics is vital to one's career. For executive coaching and consultation to create high-integrity organizations, visit.
It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill. The authors do note that it's the idea and not the actual words used in the examples that matter, but come on. Read it and discover yourself. They fill their book with practical, tactical tips to help protect their readers' assets. I did really enjoy the chapter about elevator speeches. If things in this book sound surprising, you may not belong in business.
It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill. Later, you and I can clear the air to get back on the same page. Brandon and Seldman take on the role of corporate anthropologists, dissecting how office politics work and what you can do to master them ethically. Survival of the Savvy can be purchased at bookstores everywhere, as well as through , and through. Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results.