With thirty years of performance improvement experience, he has trained tens of thousands at companies worldwide, including scores of Fortune 500 companies. Survival of the Savvy will teach you how to avoid the ego trips and journey with others to greatness. If you take office politics seriously, you'll appreciate the weighty analysis Brandon and Seldman bring to even the most obscure workplace scheming. Here's an example of how the book recommends you respond if someo If things in this book sound surprising, you may not belong in business. Why might a book on influence address that subject? Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Customer Mania! There's a spectrum of how we view power, from seeing it reside in ideas and merit to seeing it reside in people and relationships. And they further brighten their detailed, insightful manual with instructive, memorable quotations from multiple sources.
Later, you and I can clear the air to get back on the same page. The authors do note that it's the idea and not the actual words used in the examples that matter, but come on. I had just moved into a new role, and it made me realize that I didn't have a concise way of describing what my new responsibilities were if someone asked. A must read for serious corporate leaders and, equally important, aspiring leaders! It's basically saying that you need to be emotionally intelligent: read the situation and people around you and act appropriately. Some of the examples and respective responses are a bit comical but get to the point. I did really enjoy the chapter about elevator speeches. Organizational politics connote backbiting, manipulation and dirty dealings.
This is an excellent career development book about the very real existence and importance of office politics. In 2000 a client asked Rick for a development program to help middle managers become more savvy as they made a career turn into executive ranks. Or, if you want, we can work the issue right now, but only if the group agrees. Corporate consultants Brandon and Seldman offer practical advice, starting with the assumption that engaging in office politics is vital to one's career. If you take office politics seriously, you'll appreciate the weighty analysis Brandon and Seldman bring to even the most obscure workplace scheming. The right balance of company politics is a vital health signal of corporate culture and image.
Not incidentally, through case studies, they analyze self-defense strategies to insulate executives from well-known banditos lurking along the trailway to the top. The Birth of a Book Rick Brandon and Marty Seldman met in the early 1980's while working at a national performance-improvement consulting firm that focuses on interpersonal business communication skills. Their practical tips on reading political styles, building a network, and exercising verbal discipline are invaluable. It helped tap into my inner conflicts and. Read it and discover yourself. Instructor was inspiring and created an extremely safe learning environment…Best course I've ever taken! The examples are somewhat difficult to relate to, but I think there are a number of good ideas in the book.
Leadership consultant Rick Brandon and executive coach Martin Seldman urge businesspeople to become astute political players while always operating with aware morals and ethics. They learn step-by-step methods to avoid being underestimated or denied full recognition for their achievements. Copyright © 2004 Brandon Partners and Seldman Executive Development Programs. This timely and timeless book provides cutting-edge strategies and skills for surviving and thriving as you build individual and company success. Brandon and Seldman's fresh approach to a taboo topic is as entertaining as it is inspiring. The section on self-talk I found particularly delightful.
Survival of the Savvy will teach you how to avoid the ego trips and journey with others to greatness. Testimonials This course is the single most beneficial course I have taken in my Caremark career. Copyright © 2004 by Rick Brandon, Ph. It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill. Brandon and Seldman take on the role of corporate anthropologists, dissecting how office politics work and what you can do to master them ethically. Once you identify this you can begin to work on sending the right signals and building the right reputation for what you want to accomplish.
Corporate consultants Brandon and Seldman offer practical advice, starting with the assumption that engaging in office politics is vital to one's career. For executive coaching and consultation to create high-integrity organizations, visit. Of note: It's more than just whether the buzz about you is positive or negative. We all know how these assets can be scorched by Overly Political individuals. In the 1990's, they parted to pursue separate niches, but continued to admire each other's respective expertise — Rick's in high-impact, strategic behavior-change seminars and Marty's in executive coaching for top managers. I also thought some of the suggestions of how to respond to overly political people were just ludicrous.
Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results. They fill their book with practical, tactical tips to help protect their readers' assets. Brandon and Seldman's fresh approach to a taboo topic is as entertaining as it is inspiring. It also has a lot of very practical tips on how not to trigger problems when interacting with Overly Political people in the workplace. I was late today because of a safety issue Eric had me managing, so I suggest we move on. There's a This is an excellent career development book about the very real existence and importance of office politics.
The authors set the bar at a new height in describing how to effectively understand and influence others and how to ensure a values- based and high-performance work culture. We could be short-changing ourselves out of career opportunities or diminishing our influence and impact. . His thirty-five-year career includes expertise in group dynamics, clinical psychology, training, and executive coaching. This timely and timeless book provides cutting edge strategies and skills. His thirty-five year career includes expertise in executive coaching, group dynamics, cross-cultural studies, clinical psychology, and training.
I also thought some of the suggestions of how to respond to overly political people were just ludicrous. The antidote — the first half of Survival of the Savvy provides an individual level wake-up call. Brandon and Seldman offer serious research to substantiate this all-too-prevalent work problem and outline the many ways the politically inept can develop the savvy political instincts we all need to feel valued at our work. I'm going to try --I hear that it goes much more in-depth than this one. He has consulted and trained tens of thousands at corporations worldwide, including scores of Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. Organizational savvy is a mission-critical competency for leaders wanting to protect their companies. Helps you reframe the idea of politics, makes you aware of your level of emotional intelligence and identify your political preference, yes everyone has one.