Thursday, January 12, 2012

21 Dirty Tricks At Work: How To Win At Office Politics By Mike Phipps, Colin Gautrey

21 Dirty Tricks at Work: How to Win at Office Politics

21 Dirty Tricks At Work: How To Win At Office Politics By Mike Phipps, Colin Gautrey

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21 Dirty Tricks at Work is about lies. The type of underhand, pernicious and downright Machiavellian scheming that goes on in business every day. An estimated £7.8bn is lost each year in the UK alone though unnecessary and counter-productive office politicking. But 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is also a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice on dealing with them to the vast majority who just want to do a good day's work.

21 Dirty Tricks at Work provides you with all the information you need to spot negative tactics and self-interested strategies. It shows you how to spot the games frequently being played and how to come out with your credibility intact and your sanity preserved.

So, if you are fed-up of being on the receiving end of constant backbiting and skulduggery from workmates, join hands with the authors and get Machiavelli on the run!

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #161959 in Books
  • Published on: 2005-09-26
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .56" h x 6.83" w x 6.97" l, .72 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 260 pages
Editorial Reviews

Review
"...this book is on a mission...one's eyes are definitely opened..." (The Independent on Sunday, 10th July 05)

"...Fed up of back-biting, skulduggery and unscrupulous behaviour? Then this is the book for you." (Office Secretary Magazine, October 2005)

"...you might want to invest in a new book - 21 Dirty Tricks at Work..."(Liverpool Daily Post, 13th October 2005)

"...plenty of substance..." (Reading Chronicle, 20th October 2005)

"...a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice..." (Credit Control, Vol 26(6) 2005)

"...new middle management recruits should read one trick before retiring each night; that way they'll get wise to every trick in the book within a month..." (Professional Manager, Jan 06)

From the Back Cover
 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is about lies.  The type of underhand, pernicious and downright Machiavellian scheming that goes on in our businesses every day.  An estimated £7.8bn is lost each year in the UK alone though unnecessary and counter-productive office politicking.  But 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is also a book of hope.  The mission statement of the authors is to expose these behaviours and provide practical, workable tools for the vast majority who want to do a good day's work.

21 Dirty Tricks at Work provides you with all the information you need to spot negative tactics and self-interested strategies.  It also shows you how to spot the games frequently being played and how to come out with your credibility intact and your sanity preserved.

So, if you are fed-up of constant back-biting, skulduggery and unscrupulous behaviour of your colleagues and workmates, join hands with the authors for the no-nonsense antidote for everyday politicking.  It's time to get Machiavelli on the run..!

About the Author
Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey are co-founders of Politics at Work Ltd, a London-based firm established in 2003 to help individuals and corporates stem the rising tide of office politics. 

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
5The book I was looking for all along
By Reader
I must've read a stack of "office politics" books before I got to this one.

All the bits and pieces of useful information I managed to collect from the total of them were covered in the first chapter of this book.

This gets straight down to business. The dirty trick and how to counter it.

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
5Spotlight on surviving office politics
By Rolf Dobelli
Thinking that the only thing you have to do at the office is good work is naïve. Every company has people who will stop at nothing to further their own agendas. Hiding your head in the sand (or behind your computer screen) only makes you an easy target. Instead, learn about the common dirty tricks played in offices and protect yourself from becoming a victim. To outmaneuver the manipulators, getAbstract recommends reading this clever, short introductory course on office politics. Organizational experts Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey have done the research for you, identifying the most common and insidious dirty tricks, and outlining strategies for putting up your defenses or, when appropriate, confronting the attackers. Oftentimes, simply exposing the trick reduces its potency and sends the perpetrator scurrying back into the shadows.

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
5At last a book with practical help
By Charlie
If you only read one book on office politics, this has to be it! Unlike so many other titles this avoids generalization and provides clear guidance on what to do about specific tactics used by others to get ahead of you. Absolutely packed with great questions that you can use straight away.

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