Stealing the Corner Office is mandatory listening for smart, hardworking managers who always wonder why their seemingly incompetent superiors are so successful. It is a unique collection of controversial but highly effective tactics for middle managers and aspiring executives who want to learn the real secrets for moving up the corporate ladder. Unlike virtually all other business books - which are based on the assumption that corporations are logical and fair - Stealing the Corner Office explores the unconventional tactics people less competent than you use to get ahead and stay ahead. It is your proven playbook to thrive and win in an imperfect corporate world.
Stealing the Corner Office will teach you:
These and many more controversial tactics will change the way you look at your career and how you manage projects, people, and priorities. Apply the 10 principles in Stealing the Corner Office and watch your career take off!
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©2014 Brendan Reid (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
"Whether you're a corporate newcomer or an entrenched executive, Stealing the Corner Office delivers a no-nonsense playbook that breaks the mold of conventional wisdom. Reid's unique style makes for a thought-provoking and entertaining read." (Yves Dupuis, Vice President of Sales, Jabra)
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"Great advice and strategies, but too many examples"
This audio book was full of great advice and strategies for winning in the work place. It explains to you what works and what doesn't for getting promotions, but does this through the excessive use of example stories instead of just giving up facts and straight up advice. So you need to be able to read between the lines to get the most from the book.
To me it got tiresome listening to story after story, but it was worth it in the end for the immediate work place improvement I acquired.
"I wish I read this book 10 years ago."
I work in a big corporation myself and can see so many parralels between the book and the company I work with. I was playing against myself for so many years, pity I haven't read this book before.
"Will listen again!"
Finished in two days! Easy to listen to and insightful. I learned some new strategies to implement.
"VILEST BOOK EVER, BUT SO APTLY TITLED!"
Do you aspire to be the human equivalent of cancer? Do you lust after power, regardless of the consequences? Can you remain unaffected by the loathing of your coworkers? Are you completely unscrupulous? Well then, this is the book for you!
Why do many good people hate going to work? Perhaps it’s be because too many of their employer’s senior people are useless careerists. You know the type. They scoot up the corporate ladder by ass kissing, jargon spouting, positivity oozing, confidence projecting, fake-project spearheading, overdressing for success, shared interest feigning, phony smiling, blame-shifting, credit-stealing, etc. Good people will never get a fair shake where careerists reign.
These bottom feeders keep workplaces from ever being anything like a meritocracy. No matter how diligently and efficiently ordinary people work, and no matter how valuable their contribution actually is, the careerists will always be paid more than and promoted faster and higher. Careerists beat good people in the rat race as if they were standing still. By the time ordinary folk figure out the race is rigged, it’s too late.
This is the most repugnant garbage I’ve ever read. It will appeal to only to psychopaths/sociopaths and hard-core narcissists.
Read this book only if you want to understand how undeserving and egocentric people get ahead and keep companies and governments eternally corrupt and dysfunctional. But don’t expect to be able to use this advice without abandoning your integrity and selling your soul -- cheaply.
I’m going to spend the next three weeks washing my ears.
"Somewhat Cynical, but Realistic"
Definitely a good book for people who wish to climb the corporate ladder. It has a narrow focus on corporate success, so don't look here if you want to start a business or learn about personal finance. Some of the pieces of advice seem to contradict each other, but if you're smart you can pick out the techniques that will work in your workplace.
"An amazing study in mediocrity."
If you want to do the bare minimum, never stand out and skate by, then this is the book for you! It does a great job of showing someone how to rise in middle management while never truly doing anything great.
"I loved it."
I'm reading his blogs. I really appreciate his insight. I hope he writes another audio book soon. A book on strategic planning or marketing might be nice.
"Embrace the dark side ..."
Articulates things we all know to be true, are not nice to say or hear, and I intuitively we know work (but hate to admit).
Can used as a primer to better understand human interactions and your role (a positive experience). Or for evil to take advantage, slack and still win.
The reader must decide.
Herein lie the true principles of attaining success in the corporate world. I'll listen again to ensure this material really sinks in.
"Somewhat helpful but not worth the time to read"
I liked the information in the book but most of that information could have been fit into about 10 minutes. The book is filled with stories to illustrate each point. The stories are very long and over developed for a non-fiction book. I found myself growing impatient to learn about four useful tips through the whole book.
"Stand-out book on getting ahead at work!"
The delivery is quite humorous, so there is a positive from the audio version.
After listening to this book I realised I was already doing some of the things discussed, now I know why they make a difference. It's a definite thought provoker... I've already recommended it to a few choice colleagues... but not too many! :-)
Yes the humour comes thru which makes it stand out more than the other business / self help books I've listened to.
Yes - and I did pretty much
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