Office Politics: The Woman's Guide to Beat the System and Gain Financial Success [NOOK Book]

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The corporate world is a world dominated and controlled by men. Don Steele has prevailed in that world for 30 years. He tells women honestly and bluntly how that world really works and what they must do to succeed. His sound methods and real-world advice are mandatory for every young woman just starting out, all women stalled in their careers and any woman returning to the office. SEE ALL REVIEWS AT AMAZONREVIEWS
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Office Politics: The Woman's Guide to Beat the System and Gain Financial Success

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Overview

The corporate world is a world dominated and controlled by men. Don Steele has prevailed in that world for 30 years. He tells women honestly and bluntly how that world really works and what they must do to succeed. His sound methods and real-world advice are mandatory for every young woman just starting out, all women stalled in their careers and any woman returning to the office. SEE ALL REVIEWS AT AMAZONREVIEWS
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013815933
  • Publisher: SBP
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 858,566
  • File size: 642 KB

Meet the Author

He attended Clarion State, Penn State, USC and Cal State Fullerton to earn a BA in Philosophy and Cal State Northridge for his MA in Psychology. He interned with Nathaniel Branden at the Biocentric Institute in Beverly Hills. After becoming a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in 1976, he worked with Branden and was in private practice for 14 years. He began writing his own books in 1984. Additionally, Don has worked for more than 20 engineering companies as well as many political campaigns both in LA and in Hawaii. Beyond writing, other passions include a deep, abiding hatred for hypocrites, bureaucrats, poverty pimps and nearly all politicians; a lifelong devotion to anthropology, philosophy; evolutionary psychology, astronomy and cosmology plus a long-term love affair with Hawaii. He lives in Whittier CA, with number one dog Wolfie, number two dog, Tootsie, Willie White Toes the cat, Alex the Alley Cat, and Sunny Rose African Grey parrot.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2008

    Bashing your head against a brick wall?

    I'm retired now. Spent 20 years in the Army. Fist 15 were great, last 5 I had had enough. Spent most of it bashing my head against a brick wall, tring to get things done - fighting the politics of idiots above me that didn't have a clue. If I had had this book back then - maybe my life would have been easier! Oh well, just use the info in it for future negotiations - or to help someonelse out who is just starting out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    Good but needs updating

    A dated but honest look at life in the work force, Don wrote the book for his daughter and young women in general but is adaptable to men up to age of 40. The book is brutally honest if you have been in the work force you can easily relate to what is in the book and will have you laughing at the truthful way this book portrays working for the company, bosses, crazy co workers etc

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    Excellent

    This book, although written originally for women, is just as helpful for me. As a 24y/o in Corporate America, it's helped me understand who truly motivates executives - hint, it's not the creation of gobs of wealth. Wanna know more? Pick up the book! Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    A no-holds-barred guide to success in corporate life

    Don Steele¿s approach to office politics may not be conventional, but it¿s the most practical book on the subject I¿ve ever come across. After a single read through I was ten times more able to tell what was going on at work, how I was destroying my chances, and why the frustrating, stifling corporate culture I worked in works the way it does¿.and how I could make it work for me. Machiavelli would have approved. Don now runs a coaching program that I am looking forward to attending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    FOR MEN AND WOMEN!

    Sub-titled, 'The Woman's Guide To Beat The System & Gain Financial Success,' this book is a real eye-opener for anyone who IS, has-been or will-be in today's marketplace. I found it totally coincides with my experiences, good and bad, working for Fortune 500 companies. Steele has begun a coaching program and I will be taking part. The savvy man or woman in today's workforce needs an edge. OFFICE POLITICS is it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    A wonderful expose of what corporations are really like.

    Even though this book was written for women, I found that 99% of the advice within applied to me. It really helped me succeed while working for Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 200 company, and it helped me get the job, and get taken seriously in my workgroup although I was the youngest one there. I highly recommend it to anyone working for a company with more than 100 employees. And it's also a great look at some realities of life that I probably would have had to learn the hard way if I didn't read about them. I am happy to say that I now work for myself, and this book both helped me succeed at a large corporation and it helped me transition out of one successfully too. I have a 20 year old sister, and I wouldn't want her to enter the workforce without reading this book - in fact, I gave her a copy a few months ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2003

    An Undiscovered Business Classic

    Office Politics tells how corporations really function instead of how they should function. While it is written for women starting their careers or re-entering the work force, men can learn a lot from it. The basic idea is that the only real reason to work for a corporation is to make as much money as you can as fast as possible, so you can become independent and live the way you want. Promoting yourself, avoiding or dealing with problem people and situations, understanding your boss's motives, and changing companies are dealt with in detail. The author knows what he's talking about since he worked at a lot of corporations and both lived in and studied corporate sociology. The author has also started a coaching program that I have signed up for. All of R. Don Steele's books give you the (sometimes unpleasant) truth in a direct and frequently humorous way. I highly recommend this book, and all his other books, if you're interested in the social realities of life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2001

    Astoundingly Honest and Forthright!

    Tired of reading all those other business books that are vague and unclear? This book will shock you with its length, breadth, and specifics. I cant think of any other book I'd recommend more to women (or men!) who are trying to make it in the corporate world. The best part about this book: no bull. No new-age theorizing, down to earth and REAL. It will probably turn many women off from the business world entirely. Still, Forewarned is Forearmed. Steele makes a big point of explaining the *why* of the business world. This is huge. Instead of busting your rump to do be creative and expose the company to risk, Steele teaches you to understand that it's about survival in the BIG companies. Risk is not generally acceptable. The real kicker to this book is that Steele teaches you with very specific answers to very specific situations. And he prepares you to do what we all want to do: Get the He** out with as much loot as possible. I cant recommend any book more strongly than I'm recommending this one. Female or male, this is the info on the corporate world that helps you cut through the garbage. 300+ pages of hard-earned wisdom in straightforward language. Are you ready to handle the truth?!

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