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Checkmate Office Politics



September 2020 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Office politics—the phrase usually invokes negative images, such as blaming, backstabbing, favouritism, resentment and jealousy. Like it or loathe it, professional success is not merely dependent on merit; being able to read people and their motives is what keeps one ahead. A large part of success in the corporate journey is defined by progress and getting the credit for it; some people excel at it, while others do not. How can you then navigate the corporate corridors without playing dirty?

Checkmate Office Politics confronts workplace dynamics head-on and explains the factors that influence it. Drawing on her unparalleled experience as an international facilitator and executive coach, Bhavna Dalal invites you to understand the political machinery by offering extensive, simple, practical advice to help navigate workplace politics effectively and grow in your career without compromising your ideals.

 
Preface
 
Quiz
 
PART I The Root Cause
 
Handling Politics: Senior, Middle and Junior Level
 
PART II Pawn, Bishop or Queen?
 
The Importance of Acting
 
People, Personalities and Politics
 
Riding the Relationship Rollercoaster
 
Prioritizing Relationships in the Corporate World
 
PART III Checkmate: The Methods
 
Avoiding Political Pitfalls
 
Sharpen Your Influencing Skills
 
Emotions Fuel the Engine
 
Dealing with Unpleasant Situations
 
Develop Your Game Plan
 
Don’t Whine but Shine
 
PART IV The Chess Board: Systemic Understanding
 
Implications of Culture
 
Revisiting Office Vocabulary

‘Checkmate Office Politics is an engaging, thoroughly narrated invitation to take charge of individual success.’

Jagdish N. Sheth
Professor, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA

‘Through extraordinary storytelling, Bhavna Dalal compels you to come out of your comfort zone, shine the spotlight on yourself and grow into your most successful self.’

Marshall Goldsmith
New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get

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ISBN: 9789353884925
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