Summary of 21 Dirty Tricks at Work

How to Beat the Game of Office Politics

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21 Dirty Tricks at Work book summary
Protect yourself from office manipulations by learning what happens outside the boardroom and around the water cooler.

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Thinking that the only thing you have to do at the office is good work is naïve. Every company has people who will stop at nothing to further their own agendas. Hiding your head in the sand (or behind your computer screen) only makes you an easy target. Instead, learn about the common dirty tricks played in offices and protect yourself from becoming a victim. To outmaneuver the manipulators, getAbstract recommends reading this clever, short introductory course on office politics. Organizational experts Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey have done the research for you, identifying the most common and insidious dirty tricks, and outlining strategies for putting up your defenses or, when appropriate, confronting the attackers. Oftentimes, simply exposing the trick reduces its potency and sends the perpetrator scurrying back into the shadows.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How people in the workplace manipulate, bully and take advantage of others
  • What to do if you are on the receiving end of a dirty trick
  • How to confront an office trickster and maintain your integrity
 

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Dirty Tricks
Do you dream of working in an organization that is totally devoid of office politicking, maneuvering and Machiavellian managers? Alas, such a workplace simply does not exist. Every person is vulnerable to “dirty tricks” of one kind or another. Office politics, lies and tricks...
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About the Authors

Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey co-founded a company that helps individuals and organizations develop necessary political skills. Phipps has consulted with some of the world’s largest corporations. Gautrey is a business professional, trainer and coach.


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    Greg Coticchia 12 months ago
    This is a horrible summary. It explains all the problems and gives a few platitudes that anyone using Google could find out....'be true to yourself!'...what? We're are the 21 that are promised or that resolve the problem scenarios in the summary. Truly disappointing.
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