In an era of cutthroat competition, corporate
takeovers, and mergers, the use of effective political techniques
is essential for survival in the workplace. DuBrin's book gives
readers proven strategies to gain power, visibility, and advantage
as you move up the corporate ladder.
Organized into 18 easy-to-understand sections,
this comprehensive Guide gives 296 real life examples of office
politics, along with the courses of action and solutions used
in each scenario.
DuBrin includes a questionnaire to help readers determine whether
they are Machiavellian, Company Politician, Survivalist, Straight
Arrow, or an Innocent Lamb.
DuBrin writes, "An Innocent Lamb
should read this book for self-protection, while a Straight Arrow,
Survivalist, or Company Politician might want to read it to become
more knowledgeable about winning (and losing) tactics of office
politics. A Machiavellian would finish this book to find out
if there is any strategy that someone else is using that he or
she has missed."
"To climb the organizational ladder
rapidly, the best chances are for those low to moderate Company
Politicians or high Survivalists. People falling into this range
are usually shrewd, but they are not in strong danger of tripping
over their own ruthlessness."