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Here is your career prediction: sooner or later you will be back-stabbed and the damage will range from a scratch to a very deep wound. This book is also for anyone feeling stressed and frustrated in their job due to the political tactics played by your colleagues.

As long as you are employed, workplace politics are inherent. Like the rules in a game, politics in the office are the rules. Now that you know the importance of the rules, can you afford to ignore office politics and expect your work environment to be smooth sailing?

Learn to dance with workplace politics and see how the following will smoothly flood into your life:

  • Career advancement on a fast track
  • Circle of friends expands
  • Confidence level goes up sky high
  • Get things done smoothly
  • Enjoying your work
  • Gaining more influence or power

You can choose to neglect office politics but be prepared to be haunted with 10 negative lifestyles:

  • Being treated unfairly
  • Being bullied
  • Being sidelined
  • You do the hard work but someone else takes the credit
  • You get the blame for mistakes made by others
  • You never see a job promotion
  • You are the subject of gossip
  • Feel more stress
  • Feel that your workplace is like hell
  • You get additional workload while other colleagues have more free time, drinking coffee

The devastating negativity will affect your self-esteem, confidence, health, happiness, and your life. You can prevent or stop this nonsense now with the advice in this book.

©2015 Ethan Powers (P)2017 Ethan Powers

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  • Gerlie Salve
  • 17-02-2017

Interesting

This book is a practical guide to cut through the appearances of niceness displayed at the office and get ready for the claws that hide beneath.
Follow the advice given by this author and save yourself a bunch of aggravation.
These are things you should know about office politics.

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  • Haluk
  • 04-02-2017

Like to thank the author

Office politics are a fact of life. It doesn't matter if you like them or not. It doesn't matter if you think politics are amoral or wrong. The simple fact is that office politics exist and they affect you. This book is a tightly written guide to understanding them and using them. As soon as I got into the book, a lot of things that had left me puzzled over the years became clear. And the landscape of politics, past and present, that previously seemed hidden came into plain view. One of the best things about the book is that it's not boring. Refreshingly blunt and full of practical information, the book is clearly and concisely recorded, and easily understood. It's interesting because it uses many great anecdotes and real life examples we can all relate to. I saw myself and some co-workers in many of the examples.

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  • UlySsEs
  • 04-02-2017

Informative book for all

The author of this book did diligent research. The information within is useful and applicable to many different scenarios that someone may encounter in the work environment. I do listen a lot of audio books. Although the advise in this book is solid, in my opinion, the book needs an active table of contents as well as to be edited. In any case, the book is worth the little that it costs.

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  • Bacon
  • 26-01-2017

Office Politics

This book is a tightly written guide to understanding them and using them. As soon as I got into the book, a lot of things that had left me puzzled over the years became clear. And the landscape of politics, past and present, that previously seemed hidden came into plain view. The author is very adept at breaking everything down into easily understood concepts. I also like that the book has exercises to help you assess your political strengths and weaknesses and develop political skill in a variety of areas.

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  • Ramona Zamora
  • 10-03-2017

great explanation

This is an excellent read especially for those who find themselves at large corporations. It takes a very practical and sensible approach to thriving in the corporate world and pointing out and remedying when necessary the many pitfalls and challenges that many of so naively walked into - well, it's not like you can take a college course on office politics.I was recommended this book by a successful working professional. I found that this book is very straighforward and honest in discussing the personalities, power, and dynamics of work environments.

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  • Cece
  • 08-03-2017

What you need to know about drama in the workplace

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have several friends who complain about their office politics regarding who's dating who and with wanting to get a promotion. I would direct them to this audiobook.

What other book might you compare Office Politics 101 to and why?

There isn't really any other books like this one. So it's pretty unique!

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The most beneficial part of this books is if you want to progress your career and move up the corporate ranks, then this book is really good at giving you advice on just how to do that. It also talks about 10 negative lifestyles as to why many workers are stuck in the job rut. Good audiobook with real world content.

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  • Percy Tapia
  • 08-03-2017

Informative dealing..

The author of this book did diligent research. The information within is useful and applicable to many different scenarios that someone may encounter in the work environment.The book has some very interesting insights and inputs!
This is really a good book for me - it's got a lot of great tips on how I need to and can handle office politics. Learned so much about how to turn my weaknesses into my strengthens, how to identify different roles in the office .......
I also like that the book has exercises to help you assess your political strengths and weaknesses and develop political skill in a variety of areas.I would like to recommend this greatfully.........

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  • Love
  • 17-02-2017

Office Politics 101: Silence of the Back Stabbing

Like to thank the author for this type of useful books.... And also i wish to suggest it for all the people

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  • Kelly Lynne
  • 16-02-2017

Office Politics: Break the silence!

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All the topic been said here are true. We're also experiencing a politics in the office and also at home. I know the feeling of being bullied you will really get frustrated or sometimes you feel like giving up or worst being uncontrol. But for me i don't mind them, i must go on with my life and focus on my own. I proved them wrong. And 10 yrs past look at me now. They see me different they can't believe what i become now. So what this audible was trying to say, whatever politics that we ever experienced in our lives we should continue our own lives without restriction or being said or demand by others. Learn to dance with workplace politics.

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  • ALFRIDA
  • 04-02-2017

Best book

I’m looking for a book like this from many days. This is a short book but very helpful to gather knowledge about office politics. Office politics can be dangerous if we don't understand and deal this in a right way. Author has discussed trifles of office politics. Also has discussed how we can deal with this. This book will help to stay safe from the danger of office politics.

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