You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss: And 55 Other Rules for Success

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You can't win a fight with your boss.

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In this lively guide to surviving the pitfalls of the modern corporate environment, Tom Markert, a senior executive at information giant ACNielsen, presents 56 practical rules that every employee, manager, and executive must follow in order to find corporate success.

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Overview

You can't win a fight with your boss.

If you have ever thought otherwise, then you're dead wrong. And you're career is over, too.

In this lively guide to surviving the pitfalls of the modern corporate environment, Tom Markert, a senior executive at information giant ACNielsen, presents 56 practical rules that every employee, manager, and executive must follow in order to find corporate success.

With rules such as "Work hard and smart" and "Find a good boss" Markert addresses some of the most important questions facing corporate executives today. Here, in colorful and inspiring language, he offers practical advice on how to impress and make your boss look good, how to position yourself for success, and how to address work and social situations that every employee must conquer.

And, most important, Markert covers the number one question in any employee's mind: How do I work with my boss? Here, this book becomes an indispensable guide to corporate life.

Markert draws on his experience to illustrate these rules with telling, and often funny, anecdotes about people who have not followed the rules and paid the ultimate corporate price — failure, embarrassment, and a career stopped dead in its tracks.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060776626
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/3/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Markert is CEO of Ipsos Loyalty Worldwide, a Market Research provider to many Fortune 500 companies and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of State Auto, a publicly traded property and casualty insurer based in Columbus, Ohio. He has held leadership positions at ACNielsen, Citicorp, and Procter & Gamble and has held positions on the board of directors of the Australian professional basketball team the Sydney Kings and the American Chamber of Commerce in New South Wales, Australia. He lives in Connecticut.

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First Chapter

You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss
& 55 Other Rules for Success

Rule 1

Work Hard and Smart

If you hear the words get rich quick, run for the hills. You are being scammed.

To make money, you have to work. To make lots of money, you have to work really hard and really smart.

Rule 1 is the cornerstone of this book: Remember, work hard and smart.

You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss
& 55 Other Rules for Success
. Copyright © by Tom Markert. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

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    This book is a bunch of unsupported opinions, most of which are flat out wrong. Even the title is incorrect. Of course, you can win a fight with your boss. People do it all the time. You just have to be on solid ground, and know how to present your case without being an absolute jerk. And sometimes you have to fight with your boss. It may be the only way to change his/her bad behavior.

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