Book of the Month

Book of the Month – November 2020

A guide to navigating office politics effectively and ethically.
(And yes, it is possible.)

by Niven Postma

Most people try to avoid office politics at all costs, seeing them as unpleasant, unfair, unethical and an unnecessary distraction from their ‘real work’.

If You Don’t Do Politics, Politics Will Do You will open your eyes to the fundamentals you didn’t know you need to know – the fundamentals no-one ever teaches you, including what office politics actually are and how being politically intelligent is the single biggest determinant of your personal and professional success.

Drawing on her own experiences as an executive, together with insights from some of the leading business thinkers of our time, in this personal, practical and frank book, Niven Postma will show you it is possible to play politics without sacrificing your principles and teach you how to use politics to advance your career, benefit your team and build the organisation you are part of.

What others are saying…

“Niven Postma will help you to understand why workplace politics are inevitable and how you can navigate office politics in order to be both useful and successful.” – Liz Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of “Multipliers” and “Rookie Smarts”

“You can try to ignore office politics, but it will slowly and surely frustrate you and inevitably derail your career. Or you can strive to understand it and become proactive in dealing with it in productive ways – this is an excellent guide!” – Dr Greg Fisher, Editor in Chief of “Business Horizons” and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kelley School of Business, Indiana, United States

“This book is an eye-opener. Niven puts her finger on the core issues around office politics and decodes the opaque with ruthless intelligence and clarity.” – Rebekka Grun von Jolk, Team Leader: Human Development Africa, World Bank

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