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Corporate success. Everyone wants it, but few know the secrets of ...
Corporate success. Everyone wants it, but few know the secrets of achieving it. Corporate Confidential is an honest look at the unspoken truths surrounding success and failure in corporate America. Fifty senior-level executives disclose the candid realities of reaching the executive suite, including how:
Posted July 25, 2007
I found this book to be filled with a bunch of the same old propoganda that comes from executives who spout enough of the same non-truths that everyone believes them as truths because you hear it so many times. I found the only usefull things in this book to be the common knowledge things that seem to be known to anyone that has been in the workforce more than three years. Save your money and find one of several other books on the subject that seem to be better than this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 19, 2006
We recommend this book to anyone who is planning to climb the corporate ladder, although author Susan DePhillips includes nothing that is revolutionary, and little that is new. However, she interviewed dozens of Fortune 500 executives and boiled the results down into sensible advice, which she presents in brief, lucid segments. The executives¿ approach is direct, at times startlingly so, such as when they discuss what women need to do to get ahead. These executives are wise - but if you already have the maturity and self-knowledge to benefit from their wisdom, you may not need it. After all, do people with attitude problems recognize what¿s wrong? Can they see that they are playing the victim unnecessarily? The book actually becomes touching, and therefore sobering, when the executives discuss the trade-offs they made to get to the top. Most of them take responsibility for their choices, but they speak with regret of missing chunks of their families¿ lives or of damaging their health. Regrettably, while some of the executives allowed DePhillips to identify them, others did not, so she presents their advice anonymously. As a result, you get a strong consensus, but you can¿t always get to know the individuals behind the stories.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.