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From the bestselling authors of Magic Words: a collection of workplace wisdom for spectacular results on the job
Having survived and thrived in the competitive media industry, Alexandra Penney and Howard Kaminsky are now revealing their strategies for success. Magic Words at Work captures lessions learned in the trenches and coins perfect turns of phrase for every office situation, including:
• Raising Your Voice Can Work Better Than Raising Your Hand: Don’t spend your life asking for permission and waiting to be called on
• The Red Light Is On: Learn the secret to working without interruption
• Make Like a Prairie Dog: When management is in flux, stay low to the ground
• I'm Going to Lead Between the Lines: Find a solution, then make it fit the rules
• Low Overhead Equals High Independence: Living debt-free keeps your options wide open
With a memorable mixture of chutzpah and charm, Kaminsky and Penney deliver the bottom line on rising to the top.
While promising to empower readers with the words that will lay the working world at their feet, Kaminsky and Penney's follow-up to 2001's Magic Words--101 Ways to Talk Your Way Through Life's Challenges doesn't exactly provide the business equivalent of"open sesame," or even a sure-fire means for making colleagues see things your way. Instead, it offers up phrases intended to remind readers of time-tested action plans for addressing a variety of common workplace dilemmas. Organized into four sections--which give advice on how to avoid self-inflicted problems at work, how to get along with co-workers, how to handle the boss and how to manage employees--the book presents behavioral tips in a chatty prose style that makes readers feel as if they're eavesdropping on someone else's happy hour conversation. For example, a chapter titled"Don't Weigh the Facts With Your Thumb on the Scale" describes the experiences of"Gus," a man whose father warned him away from a bad investment by pointing out that the desire for a successful deal can sometimes skew a person's judgment. The authors' quick and easy treatment of complex issues can occasionally lead to suggestions that are simplistic or repetitive, and their"magic" phrases are sometimes convoluted or hackneyed. But the majority of their advice is sound and pithy--even terminally jaded office warriors will benefit from reviewing these commonsense survival techniques and young people new to cubicle politics may find them quite helpful.