21 Dirty Tricks at Work is about lies. The type of underhand, pernicious and downright Machiavellian scheming that goes on in business every day. An estimated GBP7.8bn is lost each year in the UK alone though unnecessary and counter-productive office politicking. But 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is also a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice on dealing with them to the vast majority who just want to do a good day's work.
21 Dirty Tricks at Work provides you with all the information you need to spot negative tactics and self-interested strategies. It shows you how to spot the games frequently being played and how to come out with your credibility intact and your sanity preserved.
So, if you are fed-up of being on the receiving end of constant backbiting and skulduggery from workmates, join hands with the authors and get Machiavelli on the run!
Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey are co-founders of Politics at Work Ltd, a London-based firm established in 2003 to help individuals and corporates stem the rising tide of office politics.
Acknowledgements. Introduction: Immunity or Ignorance?. Chapter One: Destiny Beckons. Chapter Two: The Apprentice. Chapter Three: Commuting to (no)where?. Chapter Four: Escalation and Attrition. Chapter Five: A rather SAD display. Chapter Six: A day at the Belfry. Chapter Seven: Decision time. Epilogue: Florida - six months later. Appendix One: Bibliography. Appendix Two: About politics at work Ltd. About the authors. Index.