Office politics… most people try to avoid them, but they are a fact of workplace life. Political scientist and PhD Jack Godwin offers vital information in winning the game of power and politics at work! And before you embark on a major upheaval to the way you get things done, find out how making small changes can lead to bigger results with Shannon Cassidy, founder and CEO of Bridge Between Inc.!

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“In today’s hyper-competitve job market, you have to be hardworking, smart, and educated, but you also have to be politically astute. Fortunately, politics is a skill you can learn,” says Jack Godwin, author of The Office Politics Handbook. Armed with an insider’s knowledge, Godwin takes the time to explore why people are political animals, why they engage in power seeking behavior, and how your personality can affect the way you communicate and classify information. With this book, you will learn how to cultivate political skill, exert power beyond your place on the organizational chart, defend against political attacks, and know how to pick your battles. Godwin began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer, and has gone on to be a notable political scientist. He is a 5-time Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, as well as Chief International Officer at California State University since 1999.

With Shannon Cassidy’s new book The 5 Degree Principle, you can become the CEO of your own life by making changes in small increments with big results. She demonstrates how taking one 5 degree step at a time, rather than trying to do a full 180, gives you an opportunity to explore all options, listen to your gut, let it rest when you have to, and take action when the time is right! Cassidy is the founder and CEO of Bridge Between Inc., a management-consulting firm focused on behavioral change and communication. Before starting her own company, she was a corporate leader, successfully building businesses and driving innovation and leadership intiatives.

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