How to Relax Without Getting the Axe

A Survival Guide to the New Workplace

By Stanley Bing
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061340369, 224pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Description

If business is a hamster wheel, what kind of hamster do you want to be? The one who runs all day long, huffing and puffing to keep things turning? Or the sleek and happy rodent who works in the corner office down the hall? Stanley Bing has seen the way the big furballs operate in good times and bad.

Core skills taught in this book:

Delegation
Telling people what to do and having them do it.

Absence
Operating from the digital vacuum.

Abuse of status
It can be done.

Decisiveness
Even when confused.

Engagement
But only when necessary.

Step off the wheel.
Grab this book.
And relax.




About the Author

Stanley Bing is a columnist for Fortune magazine and the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sizzy, 100 Bullshit Jobs . . . And How to Get Them, and The Big Bing, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened and You Look Nice Today. By day he is an haute executive in a gigantic multinational corporation whose identity is one of the worst-kept secrets in business.




Praise For How to Relax Without Getting the Axe

“Bing is hilarious!”
-Don Imus

“A masterful curmudgeon who causes laugh-out-loud moments.”
-USA Today

“Nobody pricks corporate balloons better than Stanley Bing.”
-New York Post

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