The Ape in the Corner Office
Understanding the Workplace Beast in All of UsDownloadable Audiobook - 2005
Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You're ambitious and want to get ahead, but what's the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The natural history of the rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He's also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The ape in the corner office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions - these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2005.