Are you playing the game, or just getting played?

The worst career advice I ever received was “keep your head down, do good work, ignore ‘office politics’ and produce results. Just be honest and hard working, and your career will be fine.” It took me many years to learn the tough truth – that rapid career progress isn’t always correlated with talent, ambition, attitude or hard work. The good guys (and gals) don’t always win. And sometimes they are crushed under the boots of jerks, idiots and evildoers. But the toughest truth of all is that if your career isn’t accelerating as rapidly as you want it to, you have no one to blame but yourself.

“Brilliant and insightful, a ‘must read’ for every ambitious career professional.”

— Steve Groves, President, Due North Outdoors

Almost nothing is more frustrating than seeing other people’s careers advance more rapidly than your own, especially when you know in your bones that you are more capable and more committed than many of the “golden ones.”

  • If you are talented and hardworking, but feel your career just isn’t accelerating as rapidly as it should, or as fast as you would like it to – this book is for you.
  • If you’ve been frustrated to see others achieve more rapid professional progress – this book is for you.
  • If you aren’t sure why your career has stalled, or not sure what to do about it – this book is for you.

 

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Workplace Poker was written for every person who has a gut instinct that their career should be progressing faster or further — and is struggling to “crack the code” of accelerated career success.

The book is filled with numerous “juicy” stories of individuals who have experienced the same struggle. Some have cracked the code, others not so much. But there is something to learn from every story, and some of the best learning comes from the failure of others. This is a practical, real world book with just enough humor and sass to keep the reader fully engaged.