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Stealing the Corner Office Audiobook

Stealing the Corner Office: The Winning Career Strategies They'll Never Teach You in Business School

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Publisher's Summary

Stealing the Corner Office is mandatory listening for smart, hardworking managers who always wonder why their seemingly incompetent superiors are so successful. It is a unique collection of controversial but highly effective tactics for middle managers and aspiring executives who want to learn the real secrets for moving up the corporate ladder. Unlike virtually all other business books - which are based on the assumption that corporations are logical and fair - Stealing the Corner Office explores the unconventional tactics people less competent than you use to get ahead and stay ahead. It is your proven playbook to thrive and win in an imperfect corporate world.

Stealing the Corner Office will teach you:

  • How incompetent people so often get ahead, and what you can learn from them
  • How to make universally flawed corporate policies work in your favor
  • Why showing too much passion for your ideas can be career suicide
  • Why delivering results should never be your highest priority

These and many more controversial tactics will change the way you look at your career and how you manage projects, people, and priorities. Apply the 10 principles in Stealing the Corner Office and watch your career take off!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Brendan Reid (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Whether you're a corporate newcomer or an entrenched executive, Stealing the Corner Office delivers a no-nonsense playbook that breaks the mold of conventional wisdom. Reid's unique style makes for a thought-provoking and entertaining read." (Yves Dupuis, Vice President of Sales, Jabra)

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    theTruth 04-22-15
    theTruth 04-22-15
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    "Great advice and strategies, but too many examples"
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    This audio book was full of great advice and strategies for winning in the work place. It explains to you what works and what doesn't for getting promotions, but does this through the excessive use of example stories instead of just giving up facts and straight up advice. So you need to be able to read between the lines to get the most from the book.

    To me it got tiresome listening to story after story, but it was worth it in the end for the immediate work place improvement I acquired.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Anna 01-10-15
    Anna 01-10-15
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    "I wish I read this book 10 years ago."

    I work in a big corporation myself and can see so many parralels between the book and the company I work with. I was playing against myself for so many years, pity I haven't read this book before.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Dutchover FPO, AE United States 07-07-16
    Jacob Dutchover FPO, AE United States 07-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Will listen again!"

    Finished in two days! Easy to listen to and insightful. I learned some new strategies to implement.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-05-16
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Rob Thomas

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    "VILEST BOOK EVER, BUT SO APTLY TITLED!"

    Do you aspire to be the human equivalent of cancer? Do you lust after power, regardless of the consequences? Can you remain unaffected by the loathing of your coworkers? Are you completely unscrupulous? Well then, this is the book for you!

    Why do many good people hate going to work? Perhaps it’s be because too many of their employer’s senior people are useless careerists. You know the type. They scoot up the corporate ladder by ass kissing, jargon spouting, positivity oozing, confidence projecting, fake-project spearheading, overdressing for success, shared interest feigning, phony smiling, blame-shifting, credit-stealing, etc. Good people will never get a fair shake where careerists reign.

    These bottom feeders keep workplaces from ever being anything like a meritocracy. No matter how diligently and efficiently ordinary people work, and no matter how valuable their contribution actually is, the careerists will always be paid more than and promoted faster and higher. Careerists beat good people in the rat race as if they were standing still. By the time ordinary folk figure out the race is rigged, it’s too late.

    This is the most repugnant garbage I’ve ever read. It will appeal to only to psychopaths/sociopaths and hard-core narcissists.

    Read this book only if you want to understand how undeserving and egocentric people get ahead and keep companies and governments eternally corrupt and dysfunctional. But don’t expect to be able to use this advice without abandoning your integrity and selling your soul -- cheaply.

    I’m going to spend the next three weeks washing my ears.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Noah Kaczir 07-05-15
    Noah Kaczir 07-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Somewhat Cynical, but Realistic"
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    Definitely a good book for people who wish to climb the corporate ladder. It has a narrow focus on corporate success, so don't look here if you want to start a business or learn about personal finance. Some of the pieces of advice seem to contradict each other, but if you're smart you can pick out the techniques that will work in your workplace.

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    Jeremy 03-15-16
    Jeremy 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An amazing study in mediocrity."

    If you want to do the bare minimum, never stand out and skate by, then this is the book for you! It does a great job of showing someone how to rise in middle management while never truly doing anything great.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Raul Reyes 08-11-16
    Raul Reyes 08-11-16 Member Since 2016

    Ingeniero en Sistemas, fanático del cómputo en la nube. Entusiasta y positivo. Padre, esposo, hijo, hermano y, espero algún día, autor.

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    "Otro set de herramientas"

    Si uno decide leer este libro es debido a que busca crecimiento profesional. Aunque el título me parece poco apropiado, debido a que uno no se «roba» nada, las herramientas y tips presentados aquí le muestran una perspectiva distinta al lector.

    Ahora, considero que aún indicando estos tips a gerentes talentosos habrá mentes cerradas que piensen que estos tips son para gente mediocre, yo creo que la competencia laboral tendrá ambos tipos de candidatos y que es bueno conocer y tener en cuenta ambas estrategias.

    El libro provee buenos ejemplos, sin embargo, ya no profundiza más en la creación de «playbooks» fuera de dichos ejemplos.

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    H. Kaldes 07-19-16
    H. Kaldes 07-19-16
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    "Good enough to read again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, for advice and alternative approaches in regards to career planning


    What about Dana Hickox’s performance did you like?

    Several good stories, the number of stories could rather be reduced


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No - It made me think, but did not necessarily changed my mind


    Any additional comments?

    Several good stories, the number of stories could rather be reduced

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Useful, Pragmatic and Unfortunately Accurate"
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    There's nothing sinister about this book at all. The title may be a put-off, but I found the book to be a pragmatic approach to managing one's career. This book showed me almost immediately how many of the ideas I *thought* would lead to career success were actually holding me back. It also gave me some practical steps to make improvements right away.It is unfortunate that corporate America is NOT a meritocracy, but this book shows how to successfully play by actual rules of the game.

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    nr 07-05-16
    nr 07-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great insights"

    Very insight and made me look at myself and my peers with scrutiny and honesty.

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    "Stand-out book on getting ahead at work!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stealing the Corner Office to be better than the print version?

    The delivery is quite humorous, so there is a positive from the audio version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    After listening to this book I realised I was already doing some of the things discussed, now I know why they make a difference. It's a definite thought provoker... I've already recommended it to a few choice colleagues... but not too many! :-)


    What does Dana Hickox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Yes the humour comes thru which makes it stand out more than the other business / self help books I've listened to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - and I did pretty much


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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