Enlightened Office Politics
All too often, Machiavellian managers ruthlessly use office politics to get what they want . . . and they make good employees feel it's bad to be ... Show synopsis All too often, Machiavellian managers ruthlessly use office politics to get what they want . . . and they make good employees feel it's bad to be political. But it doesn't have to be that way! Enlightened Office Politics takes a positive look at the political side of the workplace, explaining why office politics are inevitable, emphasizing their importance, and showing how to play them -- and win -- in an ethical, principled manner. Readers will learn how to: Overcome negative attitudes toward office politics and view them as a force for good -- Determine whether a coworker is friend or foe -- Turn foes into friends -- Discover what motivates others -- Develop their own political skills and use them in appropriate, powerful ways -- Plan and execute an effective "political campaign" -- and more. In the world of office politics, it's play or be played. Enlightened Office Politics proves it's possible to play to win -- and still keep a clear conscience.