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The Rules of Work

The Rules of Work

  • Richard Templar
  • Author: Richard Templar
    • ISBN:9789352862351
    • 10 Digit ISBN:935286235X
    • Price:Rs. 61.00
    • Pages:304
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    The Rules of Work is an eye-opener for all those who would like to rise to the top, but don't seem to be able to find the map.'

    Sir Antony Jay, author of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minster, and founder of Video Arts

    For some people, work is a breeze. They glide effortlessly onwards and upwards, always saying and doing the right thing, getting paid more, getting promotions, getting results.

    These Rules are the guiding principles that will improve what you do and how you do it. They will give you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and help you towards your next promotion. In this new edition of the international bestseller, Richard Templar has added 10 new Rules to help you get heard, noticed, acknowledged and followed.


    Table of Content

    Walk your talk
    1 Get your work noticed
    2 Never stand still
    3 Volunteer carefully
    4 Carve out a niche for yourself
    5 Under promise and over deliver
    6 Learn to ask why
    7 Be 100 per cent committed
    8 Learn from others' mistakes
    9 Enjoy what you are doing
    10 Develop the right attitude
    11 Be passionate but don't kill yourself
    12 Manage your energy
    13 Never let anyone know how hard you work
    14 Keep your home life at home
    Know that you're being judged at all times
    15 Cultivate a smile
    16 No limp fish - develop the perfect handshake
    17 Exude confidence and energy
    18 Develop a style that gets you noticed
    19 Pay attention to personal grooming
    20 Be attractive
    21 Be cool
    22 Speak well
    23 Write well
     Have a plan
    24 Know what you want long term
    25 Know what you want short term
    26 Study the promotion system
    27 Develop a game plan
    28 Set objectives
    29 Know your role
    30 Know yourself - strengths and weaknesses
    31 Identify key times and events
    32 Anticipate threats
    33 Look for opportunities
    34 Make learning a lifelong mission
     If you can't say anything nice - shut up
    35 Don't gossip
    36 Don't bitch
    37 Stand up for others
    38 Compliment people sincerely
    39 Be cheerful and positive
    40 Ask questions
    41 Use ';please' and ';thank you'
    42 Don't swear
    43 Be a good listener
    44 Only speak sense
     Look after yourself
    45 Know the ethics of your industry
    46 Know the legalities of your industry
    47 Set personal standards
    48 Never lie
    49 Never cover up for anyone else
    50 Keep records
    51 Know the difference between the truth and the whole truth
    52 Cultivate your support/contacts/friends
    53 Date with caution
    54 Understand others' motives
    55 Assume everyone else is playing by different rules
    56 Keep the faith
    57 Put things in perspective
     Blend in
    58 Know the corporate culture
    59 Speak the language
    60 Dress up or down accordingly
    61 Be adaptable in your dealings with different people
    62 Make your boss look good
    63 Know where to hang out, and when
    64 Understand the social protocols
    65 Know the rules about authority
    66 Know the rules about the office hierarchy
    67 Never disapprove of others
    68 Understand the herd mentality
     Act one step ahead
    69 Dress one step ahead
    70 Talk one step ahead
    71 Act one step ahead
    72 Think one step ahead
    73 Address corporate issues and problems
    74 Make your company better for having you there
    75 Talk of ';we' rather than ';I'
    76 Walk the walk
    77 Spend more time with senior staff
    78 Get people to assume you have already made the step
    79 Prepare for the step after next
     Cultivate diplomacy
    80 Ask questions in times of conflict
    81 Don't take sides
    82 Know when to keep your opinions to yourself
    83 Be conciliatory
    84 Never lose your temper
    85 Never get personal
    86 Know how to handle other people's anger
    87 Stand your ground
    88 Be objective about the situation
     Know the system - and milk it
    89 Know all the unspoken rules of office life
    90 Know what to call everyone
    91 Know when to stay late and when to go early
    92 Know the theft or perks rule
    93 Identify the people who count
    94 Be on the right side of the people who count
    95 Be well up on new management techniques
    96 Know the undercurrents and hidden agendas
    97 Know the favourites and cultivate them
    98 Know the mission statement - and understand it
    Handle the opposition
    99 Identify the opposition
    100 Study them closely
    101 Don't back-stab
    102 Know the psychology of promotion
    103 Don't give too much away
    104 Keep your ear to the ground
    105 Make the opposition seem irreplaceable
    106 Don't damn the opposition with faint praise
    107 Capitalise on the career-enhancing moments
    108 Cultivate the friendship and approval of your colleagues
    109 Know when to break the Rules

    Salient Features

    The Rules of Power
    1 Knowledge is power
    2 Be able to walk away
    3 Know who you're dealing with
    4 Be authoritative
    5 Be likeable
    6 Know who you are
    7 Be great at your job
    8 Get people on your side
    9 Be controlled
    10 Don't give it away"