Summary of It's All Politics
Copyright © 2005 by Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Ph.D. Published by Currency, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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This practical book discusses one of the sad realities of business: Often, competent people do not get promoted, because they lack political intelligence. In their place, less capable people ascend into executive suites simply because they have developed business intelligence, and know how to use the politics that exist inside any organization. That’s why many people rightfully think that “who you know, not what you know” determines career success. Kathleen Kelley Reardon can put you in the right place at the right time and in the right vice president’s office by helping you become more politically savvy. getAbstract highly recommends this very readable book to those who want to advance, especially politically innocent people entering the business world.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why being politically intelligent matters to your career
- How to become politically savvy
- How to be a more persuasive communicator
About the Author
Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Ph.D., is a professor of management at the Marshall School of Business at USC, a frequent business conference speaker and the author of The Secret Handshake. She has appeared on television and in numerous national publications.