Chapter 4Your Playbook: 7 Lessons to Steal the Corner Office

We now understand the environment we’re playing in, the right mindset to have, and the competitors we face. It’s time to start building a playbook to really move your career in the right direction.

During the past 10 years, I’ve systematically tested all the tactics of the Incompetent Executive. I’ve studied and practiced the dark arts that make them successful in spite of their inherent flaws. Through my own trial and error, I’ve hand-picked the top seven lessons you can put into your arsenal tomorrow to kick start your career.

In each of the next seven sections, we’ll cover a key lesson stolen from the playbook of the Incompetent Executive. For each strategy, I’ll recount two stories: ...

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