Executive Warfare: 10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your War for Success: Pick Your Battles and Live to Get Promoted Another Day

Executive Warfare: 10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your War for Success: Pick Your Battles and Live to Get Promoted Another Day

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by David D'Alessandro, Michele Owens
     
 

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  • D’Alessandro’s Brand Warfare and Career Warfare were instant bestsellers, appearing on all three national business lists
  • D’Alessandro is a nationally known speaker, consultant, and business and career strategist
  • The author is also a frequent guest host and commentator on CNBC and a columnist for the Boston Globe
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Overview

  • D’Alessandro’s Brand Warfare and Career Warfare were instant bestsellers, appearing on all three national business lists
  • D’Alessandro is a nationally known speaker, consultant, and business and career strategist
  • The author is also a frequent guest host and commentator on CNBC and a columnist for the Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071544245
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,056,376
File size:
800 KB

What People are saying about this

"When it comes to straight talk about what it really takes to thrive in business, no one does it better today than bestselling author David D'Alessandro. Executive Warfare is the most compelling installment of his Warfare trilogy. Follow D'Alessandro's advice carefully and you are guaranteed to become one of the most trusted and valued professionals in your organization. Ignore it and throw away your opportunity for professional differentiation, a central aspect of professional success."
—James M. Citrin, bestselling author, The Dynamic Path and Senior Director, Spencer Stuart

"Executive Warfare is a rare find…a management skills book which provides excellent advice and is a good read at the same time. David looks at what it takes to climb the corporate ladder and tells it like it really is: the good, the bad and the ugly. Everyone can find something in this book to help them navigate the choppy waters of corporate life today and have a good laugh while learning new skills."
—Judith A. McHale, former president and CEO of Discovery Communications

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Meet the Author

David F. D’Alessandro is a former Chairman and CEO of John Hancock Financial Services. He is sought after as a speaker for corporations, universities, and governmental conventions. In addition, D'Alessandro is a guest columnist for the Boston Globe and a guest commentator on CNBC for a variety of business and social issues. D'Alessandro also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Boston University.

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Executive Warfare: Pick Your Battles and Live to Get Promoted Another Day 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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ScottMDruhot More than 1 year ago
Want a book to make you think about success and how to get it the right way? Want a book to make you think outside the conventional thought of today's corporate ladder? If you answered yes to these questions, read on - to 'Executive Warfare'.

This book provides wisdom and experience to growing up from day one in the corporate world to retirement. Why wait to get where you want to go when you can read this book and start thinking like the next CEO. This book has some things that are common (some of which you've forgotten about) and also some things that you will need to re-read.

When you read this book, think of what you want in your career and you'll find answers of how to get there...best wishes.

Scott Druhot
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a pleasure to read a book about how to succeed in the corporate world without any jacked up formulas like Sigma Six, which never meant anything other than don't make mistakes, which is exactly what David D'Alessandro suggests, except D'Alessandro says it in english, as in 'Don't make mistakes.' Executive Warfare does a couple of other things that other books of this genre don't do: It lays out, and backs up with examples, realpolitik strategies and tactics doing things that most executives have to do, but won't talk about, like putting rivals in their place, even if their place is at some other place of employment. It also talks about the often overlooked importance of being kind, of considering the hardships of employees, and making sure they get the help they need. Definitely worth the price--even the hardcover price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read and enjoyed D'Alessandro's previous book 'Career Warfare', I was eagerly anticipating his latest. I was not disappointed. D'Alessandro's conversational tone is unique and really draws you in from the start. It's almost like he's sitting there, imparting his wisdom and knowledge to you and you alone. Let's face it, there are not many executives in one's chosen field or immediate job that would be as forthcoming with their process and path to success. D'Alessandro pulls no punches and I think one of the subtleties of this book I really enjoyed is that it forces one to either challenge themselves or admit that they may have gone as far up the corporate ladder as they are destined to. Unsurprisingly, the journey is not easy, but D'Alessandro doesn't preach the scorched earth policy of getting there at all costs. It's a delicate balance of ambition and smarts and orchestrating relationships along the way. I can't recommend this book enough and I'd urge anyone with even a passing interest in the subject to give it a read. To paraphrase the author's introductory disclaimer, I'm glad I passed on the latte.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read D'Alessandro's other books, and this one is great, too. In some ways, it's more personal , and easy to apply at work, and you don't have to look very far to find great advice to get ahead in a career. I've read other career books and they have lots of formulas and checklists, but what I really like about D'Alessandro's book is that it deals with the reality of the workplace-the people, the peers, and the ever-loving bosses, and how to deal with them in ways that advance a career. The book is a great road map for getting ahead, and D'Alessandro tells the story in funny, insightful, and incredibly helpful ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former editor of some all-too respectful business magazines, I'm always eager to see what David D'Alessandro will say this time around. That's because D'Alessandro is unafraid to say in print what a lot of executives will only tell you after they've had a couple of drinks. Things like, don't even think about having a couple of drinks with people you work with -or with business editors-, because the slightest slip of judgment can, years later, return to put a stop order on your pending promotion. Want to know what to do with the guy who lost the competition with you for the better job? That's easy. Want your boss's job? That's harder, but not impossible. Want to read a business book that is 100 free of business jargon, and is actually useful? Read Executive Warfare.