For those starting out in their careersaand those who wish to advance more quicklyathis is a delightfully fussy guide to the hidden rules of the road in the workplace and in life. As bestselling author and social historian Charles Murray explains, at senior levels of an organization there are curmudgeons everywhere, judging your every move. Yet it is their good opinion you need to win if you hope to get ahead. Among the curmudgeonas day-to-day tips for the workplace: ac Excise the word alikea from your spoken English ac Donat suck up ac Stop areaching outa and asharinga ac Rid yourself of piercings, tattoos, and weird hair colors ac Make strong language count His larger career advice includes: ac What to do if you have a bad boss ac Coming to grips with the difference between being nice and being good ac How to write when you donat know what to say ac Being judgmental (itas good, and you donat have a choice anyway) And on the great topics of life, the curmudgeon urges us to leave home no matter what, get real jobs (not internships), put ourselves in scary situations, and watch Groundhog Day repeatedly (heall explain). Witty, wise, and pulling no punches, The Curmudgeonas Guide to Getting Ahead is an indispensable sourcebook for living an adult life. From the Hardcover edition.Witty, wise, and pulling no punches, The Curmudgeonas Guide to Getting Ahead is an indispensable sourcebook for living an adult life. From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead|
|Publisher||:||Crown Business - 2014-04-08|