Most Likely to Succeed at Work: How to Get Ahead at Work Using Everything You Learned in High School

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St. Martin's Press, Nov 4, 2004 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school clas is running the country."
--Kurt Vonnegut

When it comes down to it, work-with its brown-nosers, know-it-alls, and gossips-is a lot like high school. With wit and uncanny accuracy, Wilma Davidson and Jack Dougherty present and analyze the common personality types we're all familiar with from the high school cafeteria who now reside in the workplace to help you identify and better communicate with each type.

Looking for insight on how to work best with your boss, get along with a troublesome colleague, or present yourself at the office? This fun and practical guide offers crib notes for getting along-and getting ahead-amidst the bullies, cheerleaders, and other members of "the Class," For example:
-If your supervisor is an A Student, mirror his work ethic
-If your client is a Complainer, be proactive in solving any problems
-If your colleague is a Bully, stand your ground

Complete with advice on handling authority, popularity, conformity, and other concerns from high school that live on in the workplace, this delightful guide will entertain and educate.

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Most likely to succeed at work: how work is just like high school: crib notes for getting along and getting ahead amidst the bullies, teacher's pets, cheerleaders, and other members of "the class"

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The title pretty much says it all in this business/self-help manual by corporate communications coaches Davidson and Dougherty. Using high school stereotypes found in teen movies, if not actual high ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Wilma Davidson, president of Davidson & Associates, a communications consulting firm, has advised a wide range of people from Fortune 500 companies, educational groups, government agencies, and professional organizations on how to put their best foot forward—in writing and in person. She is the author of Business Writing and resides in Longboat Key, Florida.

Communications strategist Jack Dougherty is president of Dougherty Dialectic, a specialty consulting firm. He helps Fortune 500 companies and law firms communicate complex information to the public. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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