Forget those ideas about workplace "politics" being shameful, unethical, or manipulative, Margaret says. Those notions are simplistic and naïve-and can torpedo your career faster than it takes to say "pink slip."
Passionately advocating for what she calls "the hidden language of business" -by which she means the positive, ethical political skills that can make or break you in the workplace-Margaret shows how to use these skills to achieve your personal best. By sharing her eye-opening-some- times jaw-dropping-personal experiences and those of others, Margaret reveals the secret political skills you need to achieve peak influence and effectiveness in your workplace...as you earn the devotion of your boss, co-workers, and clients.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hidden Language of Business is easy to read and provides very practical business advice that can be applied immediately. The rules, power signals, and boss questions Margaret provides are all very relevant in business today. This is the book that you wish had been written years ago as it covers so many things you wish you had known earlier in your career. The rules about conducting business via electronic communications are good reminders to everyone that information sent electronically never really goes away. Not only does this book provide a positive overview of workplace politics, power, and influence, it provides a good self-assessment tool. This book is definitely worth your time and investment.
As an HR professional with almost 10 years of experience, I found Margaret's second book to be just as helpful as her first book. It contains practical tips or "rules" for how to be successful in business told through engaging, real-life stories. A few of the lessons are repeated or elaborated on from her prior book/seminars but the book is still well worth the investment of your time and money. I only wish that Margaret had written this book sooner because I've already broken some of the rules that she writes about so hopefully her third book (wishful thinking at this point!) will cover how to recover after breaking a rule.