WINNING YOUR NEXT PROMOTION IN ONE YEAR (OR LESS!) by Larry Schwimmer

WINNING YOUR NEXT PROMOTION IN ONE YEAR (OR LESS!)

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another how-to-get-ahead-in-a-hurry guide that offers few usable insights. Many, if not most, office behaviors are defensible due to the benefits accruing from their exercise, but the tactics espoused by Schwimmer are indefensible in any situation. Some jewels of advice for up-and-coming execs include: talk to the most inebriated person at after-hours office gatherings in order to find out as much information as possible, then call said person in the morning, proceed to lie about how much you had to drink and maintain that you don't have any recollection of what you discussed. Advice to women executives: lie about relationships to put your boss' wife at ease with you. Another element in getting ahead involves taking secretaries out to breakfast with more than just culinary items on the menu. (After all, who knows office politics and gossip better than secretaries?) A wholly forgettable exercise in self-promotion.

Pub Date: Aug. 13th, 1986
Publisher: Harper & Row