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HBR Guide to Office Politics

Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Don't let destructive drama sideline your career.

Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues - even difficult ones - for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist - and navigating them constructively.

The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you'll cultivate a political strategy that's authentic to you. You'll learn how to:

    Gain influence without losing your integrity
  • Contend with backstabbers and bullies
  • Work through tough conversations
  • Manage tensions when resources are scarce
  • Get your share of choice assignments
  • Accept that not all conflict is bad

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

©2015 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ms. Vicki
  • 2017-02-22

Puts working in an office group into perspective.

I always worked alone for someone or as self employed. This book has given me coping skills.

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  • Juan
  • 2016-08-13

Wished Audible had existed many years ago!

Tremendously relevant information necessary to understand the psyche of coworkers and bosses and that will help you successfully navigate the corporate world.

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  • martin67
  • 2016-10-01

Bare Facts!

It's such important to understand the details behind people's actions, verses the underlying environmental dynamics in order to make a difference.

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  • Vladislav
  • 2018-05-27

useless

basically, bunch of examples and scenarios. very watered down book. do this and do that. but no strong idea or theory behind the book. could not use any of the suggestions, since none of them apply.

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  • Gregory O'Shea
  • 2019-09-05

move along, nothing to read here

this is very basic and not at all helpful in the real world. very disappointed that HBR put their name on this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-10

Good content and concise

Three stars because of the brevity. I picked up a few things but hard to remember everything since there are so many chapters. They’re only about 10-15 minutes each.