For more information on career development and office politics, check out 25 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School: A User’s Manual for Surviving Office Politics by Trishna Sharma:
25 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School: A User’s Manual for Surviving Office Politics
25 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School is a must-read for anyone interested in developing their career and overcoming the common pitfalls of the corporate jungle. This book outlines the most prominent situations that you are likely to encounter within your first few years in a corporate job, complete with easily applicable techniques you can use to ensure you are performing your best and not getting derailed by the office politics. Also included in each chapter are easy-to-follow, real-life examples and questions for reflection, so application of the concepts detailed in this book is smooth and simple. This is where theory and applicability interconnect.
Major topics include: signs that you are ready for a promotion, what to do when your teammate steals credit for your work, how to handle individuals who take control of your meetings, using your mistakes to help you shine, how to handle grunt work, the science behind selecting the right mentor for your goals, influencing others towards your views, and getting yourself on the projects that will give you the most recognition and visibility.
This book is available on Kindle through Amazon.