It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough (Paperback)
Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough
Broadway Business, 9780385507585, 247pp.
Publication Date: September 19, 2006
- Do I know how to deal with a difficult colleague?
- Do I get the plum assignments?
- Do I have a mentor?
- Do I say no gracefully and pick my battles wisely?
- Am I in the loop? Reardon has interviewed hundreds of employees, from successful veterans to aspiring hopefuls, examining why some people who work hard and effectively at their jobs fall behind, while those who are adept at "reading the office tea leaves" forge ahead. Being politically savvy doesn't mean being unethical or devious. At heart, it's about listening to and relating to others, and making choices that advance everyone's goals. Like it or not, when it comes to work, it's all politics. And politics is all about knowing what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to.
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Praise For It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough…
Advance Praise for It’s All Politics
“This is Reardon’s most important book and a terrific read. She makes a brilliant case for a new and important force in the workplace, political intelligence. Understanding this force is vital for success.”
—Warren Bennis, distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and Author of On Becoming a Leader
Acclaim for Kathleen Kelley Reardon’s The Secret Handshake
“The Secret Handshake is like a crash course in Business Psychology 101 . . . Reardon writes crisply and to the point . . . You owe it to yourself to read her book.”