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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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One to one, and a few more

There is a management training film titled Meetings, Bloody Meetings (produced by Video Arts and well worth a look). Whether the film company coined the phrase or not (probably not), the company’s using it has turned the phrase into a popular cliché. Is not that exactly how many of us think of meetings—or at least about many of them? But meetings are here to stay—to be endured, to be participated in or to be taken advantage of by the office politician.

imageMeetings are rather like cocktail parties. You don’t want to go, but you are cross not to be asked.

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Hell has been described as one long meeting—one that has ...

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