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The high achiever's secret codebook : the unwritten rules for success at work

Author: Sandra M Naiman
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra M Naiman
ISBN: 9781593576226 1593576226
OCLC Number: 276993963
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : corporate rationale is an oxymoron --
Humans (and their organizations) are complicated and unpredictable --
Things to keep in mind about people --
About organizations --
About how to manage --
Secret 1 : tread lightly --
Don't start off in the wrong direction --
Act as though you don't yet have the job --
Learn the "MO" of the team --
Ask the right questions --
Avoid asking taboo questions --
Engage all the stakeholders --
Secure early wins --
Ask for guidance and feedback --
Be careful what you reveal --
Be wary of e-mail --
Manage expectations from the beginning --
You are never finished getting off to a good start --
Secret 2 : play nice with everyone --
What is power? --
The sources of power --
The exercise of power --
Build relationships up, down, and across --
Hitch your wagon to more than one star --
Don't underestimate your own power --
Don't overestimate your power --
Stay out of "partisan politics" --
Plan ahead and anticipate opportunities --
Know what power holders want --
One last reminder : never fail to follow protocol --
Secret 3 : yield the floor --
Expect--and respect--personal agendas --
Expect--and respect--hidden agendas --
Understand the many faces of hidden agendas --
Ask questions and listen between the lines --
Carefully evaluate all angles and options --
Be willing to be mistaken --
Be aware of your own agenda --
Secret 4 : listen between the lines --
Performance appraisals alone aren't enough --
360-degree feedback assessments --
Feedback as a gift --
Indirect feedback is everywhere --
Indirect feedback is open to many interpretations --
Demonstrate your receptivity to feedback --
Distinguish between feedback and a request --
Asking for and receiving feedback --
Secret 5 : get over yourself --
The brighter your star, the more visible you are --
Watch out for those obscure boundaries --
Monitor yourself --
Don't flaunt it --
To be a hero or a goat --
Take ownership of your problems --
Go where you belong --
Embrace and champion change --
Manage your stress behavior --
There is no downtime --
Secret 6 : blow your horn softly --
Be careful not to turn people off --
Rely on facts, not editorials --
Identify what you have done --
Know where you are going --
Identify and create opportunities to tell your stories --
Enroll others --
Everything says something about you --
Blow your horn outside work, too --
Secret 7 : keep sight of the shore --
Identify what's different --
If you think you can do something in your sleep--don't! --
Get everyone on the same page --
Own up to problems and mistakes --
Beware of the Henry Kissinger effect --
Index.
Responsibility: by Sandra Naiman.

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