Dealing with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work without compromising your values and integrity, can be tricky. With case studies and examples, Savvy will help you understand colleagues' behaviour and power dynamics at work, and learn how to negotiate them successfully. Practical and insightful, Savvy will enable you to master the necessary skills to deal with difficult situations. It includes step-by-step advice on how to build a network, develop the right mind-set, handle conflict, manage your boss, influence others and deal with a bully.
Savvy is the essential office survival guide that will help you to boost your career and ensure your professional success. Jane Clarke is a director at business psychology consultancy Nicholson McBride. She has worked in consulting for over 20 years and her clients include London Business School, UBS, J Walter Thompson and Sainsbury's.
She has written articles for the Financial Times and the Guardian, appeared on BBC Business Breakfast and written a weekly column on office politics for the Independent. Jane is also the author of Office Politics, Wired Working, and Resilience.
"Full of insights and advice, Jane Clarke's highly readable guide to the fast-changing world of work is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to get ahead and climb the corporate ladder." (Rhymer Rigby, author of The Careerist and 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World)
"Clarke has produced an easy-to-read manual of helpful ways to understand and manoeuvre in office politics... A book as helpful for new employees as for experienced managers and entrepreneurs, Savvy is a clear and helpful guide for those who seek to work with others toward the common good." (ForeWord Reviews)
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learn who you are dealing with
I have to admit it took about 4 chapters before I began to understand what the book was talking about, however, the rest of the book was extremely valuable. The idea of being able to identify what personality types that surround and how to approach them is extremely helpful in human relations.
My biggest challenge in putting some of these theories in practice, is that different people seem to be different character traits at different times, regardless this book gives valuable advice on how to deal with these traits once you have spotted them.
To slow and quite doring
This book was a waste of time. I was never able to get into it and it was unable to find any useful information in the 1st 4 chapters. I never finished the book.