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Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work

Jane Clarke


Savvy is about dealing with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work. With essential advice on developing the right skills to overcome these problems, it will help you to boost your career.

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About the book

Shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2012

Dealing with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work, without compromising your values and integrity, can be tricky. With case studies and examples, Savvy will help you understand colleagues' behaviour and power dynamics at work, and learn how to negotiate them successfully.

Practical and insightful, Savvy will enable you to master the necessary skills to deal with difficult situations. It includes step-by-step advice on how tobuild a network, develop the right mindset, handle conflict, manage your boss, influence others and deal with a bully.

Savvy is the essential office survival guide that will help you to boost your career and ensure your professional success.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: What is savvy?;
    • Chapter - 02: Adopting a positive, proactive approach;
    • Chapter - 03: Who is savvy?;
    • Chapter - 04: Dealing with the office politicians;
    • Chapter - 05: Dealing with political problems at work;
    • Chapter - 06: Mastering the art of influence and persuasion;
    • Chapter - 07: Understanding and handling conflict;
    • Chapter - 08: Dealing with relationship breakdown;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing your boss;
    • Chapter - 10: Dealing with a bully;
    • Chapter - 11: Making networks work for you;
    • Chapter - 12: Making the right impression;
    • Chapter - 13: Summary

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749465261
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2012
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Jane Clarke is an author and director at business psychology consultancy Nicholson McBride. She has worked in consulting for over 20 years and her clients include London Business School, UBS, J Walter Thompson and Sainsbury's. She has written articles for the Financial Times and the Guardian, appeared on BBC Business Breakfast and written a weekly column on office politics for the Independent. Jane is also the author of Office Politics, Wired Working, and Resilience.

Jane Clarke