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You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
You can't win a fight with your boss.

If you have ever thought otherwise, then you're dead wrong. And you're career is over, too.

In this lively guide to surviving the pitfalls of the modern corporate environment, Tom Markert, a senior executive at information giant ACNielsen, presents 56 practical rules that every employee, manager, and executive must follow in order to fin
ebook, 160 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published May 26th 2004)
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Mariam Mustafa
Good guide for any employee. Gives you an idea about how bosses think they have to manage work, which helps you understand where you stand in their plan.
Didn't like the contradiction in some parts of the book (he insists on the importance of family life in one part, and asks you to devote more of your life time to your work at another!)
Didn't like how it robs the employee from any power, which is really demotivating.

On the other hand, it is realistic and bitterly true. Worth reading.
You Can’t Win a Fight with Your Boss & 55 Other Rules For Success provides 56 rules which the author believes are necessary for your success in an organization, especially if you wish to reach higher managerial positions. I found this book really interesting, and it had many interesting bits of advice.

I cannot say I agree with everything. The author of this book is a successful executive and he believes that whatever he and the people he knows have faced is the true path to success. While mu
Jan 04, 2008 Wanda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to understand American corporate culture
While I do not like the aggressive, unbalanced approach fostered in this book--climbing the corporate ladder requires one to give up most of her or his life for that cause--reading it is helping me understand how corporate America works. I have determined I need to get out of said culture, because I prefer for my life to be far healthier and balanced. However, for as long as I am in it, I will able to use the knowledge in this book to navigate the treacherous waters of corporate America with the ...more
Richard B
This is a quick list of rules you should not break or at least consider before breaking them. It describes the booby-traps that are waiting for you in the corporate world and the ways to avoid them to not destroy your career. It also lets you know that some mistakes are so bad that you'll have to change careers whether you want to or not.

This is a good book to also remind people that if this is not the environment you want to work in you need to find an environment that is right for your person
This pocket guide to survival in the workplace helped me navigate through the echelons and how to best deal with the corporate politics and self development
I was given this book to read in order to grasp the concept of what battles are worth fighting and how to fight them. It was very interesting.
Krishna Mallela
Very good one, a must read for all the corporate folks as such . Very useful tips for daily corporate life.
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