"A terrific read not only for senior leaders and executives butalso for employees seeking growth in complex organizations.Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect acompany's performance, provide a framework to understand the gamesthat are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offerpractical tools to correct these behaviors and improve theorganization's effectiveness."
—Jacopo Bracco, executive vice president, DIRECTVLatin America
"Whether you are an employee, manager, or CEO, this book willhelp you uncover the games that are going on around you and in yourorganization and will arm you with strategies to combat thenegative effects of these games."
—Corey J. Seitz, vice president, global talentmanagement, Johnson & Johnson
"This book is a good warning sign for organizational life. Aroad map of potholes and wrong turns. Written in a clear anddown-to-earth way, its strength is its concreteness."
—Peter Block, author, Community: The Structure ofBelonging
"Play or don't play, your choice. But if you need to manage andaspire to lead, you must read Goldstein and Read's helpfultreatment of the games going on all around you all the time.Prepare to be entertained and disconcerted in equal measure."
—Seán Meehan, Martin Hilti Professor of Marketingand Change Management, IMD
"Goldstein and Read provide an accessible and penetratingdiscussion of the twenty-two most common games at work and theirindividual and organizational causes, business costs, and remedies.Every working person who has ever been a victim or perpetrator ofpolitical games will profit from reading Games at Work."
—Harvey A. Hornstein, emeritus professor ofpsychology; former director of Columbia University OrganizationalDevelopment Programs; and organizational consultant
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