9780470140376

I Didn't See It Coming : The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470140376

  • ISBN10:

    0470140372

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2007-07-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Praise For I Didn't See It Coming "In the fiercely competitive world of business, these authors learned how to play the game with skill and competence. They are uniquely qualified to teach others the rules of the workplace." -PETER A. LUND, former president and chief executive officer, CBS, Inc. "I Didn't See It Coming could change the way you think about your career and redefine your strategy to succeed in a corporation." -ROBERT T. CORNELL, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers Inc. "Candid and savvy, this book is the ultimate corporate politics rulebook. It provides clear and shrewd strategies to reach the corner office. Keep this book at your side at all times!" -LYNNE DOMINICK, former publisher, Everyday Food magazine "I Didn't See It Coming should be the bible for those climbing the corporate ladder. Every chapter gives me more and more critical strategies for reading the room and maneuvering through internal corporate politics." -JASON JORDAN, Senior Sales Representative, T-Mobile "In today's incredibly complex world, even the best leaders can make mistakes that prove fatal. In our work, we see it time and time again through our clients and executives. This book provides a very useful way to be better prepared to avoid those simple yet fatal mistakes." -JERRY NOONAN, Partner, Spencer Stuart

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
So Who Are We?
How This Book Is Different
Managing Minefields
Can You See It Coming?
Exit Strategies and Why You Need One
An Exit Strategy: What It Is and Isn't
Creating Your Exit Strategy
Negotiating the End at the Beginning
Taking the Reins
A Smart Start
Setting the Course
Watch Out for Imprints in the Sand
Have You Been Chosen over Your Peers?
Looking the Part
The House of Mirrors, or How to Keep Your Perspective
Sizing Up the Team
Overstepping Boundaries
The Unanticipated Pitfall
Out of Sight Should Never Mean Out of Mind
One More Look in the Mirror
Comrades, Coalitions, and Competitors
Your Own Band of Brothers or Sisters or Siblings or . . . When Good Allies Go Bad
It's Not Always Fair Play
The Trouble with Teams
Analyze Your Team
Manage Your Image
Think Like an Owner
The Corporate League
Strategies for Psyching Out the Team Dynamic
Surviving a New Boss
I Love the Smell of Chaos in the Morning
And the Winner Is . . . When Your Peer Gets the Nod
Managing the Rank above You
The Playbook
Perception Traps
Hidden Influents, or the Art of Managing Corporate Staff
Financial Juggernaut
Bodies, Benefits, and Boundaries
Negotiators and Regulators
Rogue Influents
Know Who Your Friends Are-and Aren't
The I-Didn't-See-It-Coming Moment
Ten Red Flags and What They Really Mean
Wielding Your Power on the Day of Reckoning
The Four Laws of Survival
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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