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The ape in the corner office : understanding the workplace beast in all of us

Author: Richard Conniff; Don Leslie
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You're ambitious and want to get ahead, but what's the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The natural history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)61160365
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Conniff; Don Leslie
ISBN: 9780739353516 0739353519
OCLC Number: 80720410
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 13:13:39.
Performer(s): Read by Don Leslie.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 190160 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Yes, it is a goddam jungle out there (Why acting like an animal comes so easy) --
Nice monkey (The search for the unselfish gene) --
Being negative (Why things look worse than they probably are) --
Rough beasts (Moore's Law meets monkey law) --
Donut dominance (Why hierarchy works) --
Tooth and claw (How we wage dominance contests on the job) --
Bending the knee (Strategies for subordinates) --
Chatter in the monkey house (Gossip and the beastly nature of "Oh, my God, tell me more") --
Bang bang, kiss kiss (The natural history of "I'm sorry") --
Making faces (A field guide to facial expression) --
Facial predestination (How the shape of your face can make or break your career) --
Monkey see (The power of imitation) --
Bunnies for lunch (On being a corporate predator) --
A landscape of fear (Why do jerks seem to prosper?) --
Running with the pack (Why lone wolves are losers) --
Epilogue: leadership lessons of highly effective apes.
Responsibility: Richard Conniff.

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Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You're ambitious and want to get ahead, but what's the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The natural history of the rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He's also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The ape in the corner office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions - these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources.

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