Judi James, who writes about office politics in this month's MT, recommends further reading for those needing advice on Realpolitik in the workplace.
The Rules of Work; Richard Templar; Prentice Hall Business pounds 9.99
This is a definitive code for personal business success. Templar focuses on the 10 commandments of business life, including: If you can't say something nice, shut up (Rule 4) and Cultivate diplomacy (Rule 8). Key points, concisely made, that can steer anyone through the minefield of office life.
Office Politics; Jane Clarke; Spiro Press pounds 10.99
A book full of worthy and practical advice on handling office politics Includes sections on how to influence and persuade your peers without resorting to underhand tactics. It also contains a number of grids and quizzes to keep you busy when all around are plotting your downfall.
Bodytalk at Work; Judi James; Piatkus pounds 9.99
Find out how to rise above the political ghetto by walking the walk and talking the talk. My book offers advice on how to send out the right signals for business success and how to sidestep the gossip and intrigue that is endemic in most offices.