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How can you build a successful career in corporate organizations?

Every business has its own individual culture; you’ll see it in the brochures that are written and handed out, posters that are hung on the wall and the complex performance appraisal systems, to name a few. But the rules that have the most impact on your career are the unwritten rules of simply how things get done. These unwritten rules will have the biggest impact on your career and development – and ultimately your success. So how should you best navigate your way through complex office politics?

In my book Carrière Geheimen; handboek voor succes op de werkvloer– also published in English as Insider Secrets; a hand book for success on the work floor – I give practical advice on how to succeed using examples either from my coaching practice or my own 20+ years of experience in large corporates.

How can you perform at your best? How can you ensure you make an impact? With a number of exercises in each chapter, Carrière Geheimen is a must-read for the ambitious (young) professional who wants to build a lasting career in large organizations. Understanding how the unwritten rules work and how you can handle tough situations could change your working life for ever.

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Further Reading Sources

in ‘Carrière Geheimen’:

  • Hoofdstuk 2:

    Let op je woorden!

    • Boek: Playing Big Voor Vrouwen door Tara Mohr
    • Just Not Sorry app, in de app store (ja, een app dat helpt je in je woordenkeuze!)
  • Hoofdstuk 4:

    Het gaat niet altijd over jou…

    • Boek:‘Untrain Your Brain’, Mike Weeks (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Brand identity expert Rory Sutherland’s Ted Talk ‘perceptie is alles’ click here (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Boek:‘Emotionele Flexibiliteit’, Susan David
  • Hoofdstuk 5:

    Je doet mij aan iemand denken

    • Implicit Association Test: click here (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Google’s unconscious bias training: click here (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • UCL’s YouTube video over unconscious bias: click here
  • Hoofdstuk 6:

    Hey partner

    • Artikel door McKinsey: ‘Tapping the Power of Hidden Influencers’ – click here (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Video door IMD: The First 90 Days Transition Roadmap: Click here (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Video by Forbes: Personal Influencer: where it really comes from and how you can have more: Click here(alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
  • Hoofdstuk 7:

    De moeilijkste relatie

    • Boek: Managing your Manager: how to get ahead with any type of boss by Gonzague Dufour (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
      • Video door Forbes: How to manage your boss: 10 do’s and don’ts: click here(alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
      • Online cursus van de University of Nottingham: How to Read Your Boss (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
  • Hoofdstuk 9:

    Wie houdt je tegen?

    • Book: Fight: Win Freedom from Self-Sabotageby Hazel Gale (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • TedTalk: eliminating limiting beliefs by Taj Pabari: watch video
  • Hoofdstuk 10:

    Het werkt gewoon niet

    • Book: The Escape Manifesto: Quit your corporate job, do something different (alleen beschikbaar in het engels)
    • Website: escapethecity.org (engelstalig website of The Escape Manifesto– geeft details van banen die ‘anders’ zijn en biedt ook cursussen aan)

Further Reading Sources

in ‘Insider Secrets’:

  • Chapter 2:

    Mind you Ps and Qs!

    • Book: Playing Big by Tara Mohr
    • Just Not Sorry app, available in the app store (yes an app that helps you choose your words wisely!)
  • Chapter 4:

    It’s not all about you…

    • Book:‘Untrain Your Brain’, Mike Weeks
    • Brand identity expert Rory Sutherland’s Ted Talk ‘perception is everything’ click here    
    • Book: Emotional Agility’, Susan David
  • Chapter 5:

    You remind me of someone

    • UCL’s YouTube video created to raise awareness of unconscious bias: click here
  • Chapter 6:

    Howdy partner

    • Article by McKinsey: ‘Tapping the Power of Hidden Influencers’ – click here 
    • Video by IMD: The First 90 Days Transition Roadmap: Click here 
    • Video by Forbes: Personal Influencer: where it really comes from and how you can have more: Click here
  • Chapter 7:

    The toughest relationship of all

    • Book: Managing your Manager: how to get ahead with any type of boss by Gonzague Dufour
    • Video by Forbes: How to manage your boss: 10 do’s and don’ts: click here
    • Online course by University of Nottingham: How to Read Your Boss
  • Chapter 9:

    Who’s holding you back?

    • Book: Fight: Win Freedom from Self-Sabotage by Hazel Gale
    • TedTalk: eliminating limiting beliefs by Taj Pabari: watch video
  • Chapter 10:

    It’s just not working

    • Book: The Escape Manifesto: Quit your corporate job, do something different 
    • Website: escapethecity.org (the website of The Escape Manifesto– lists jobs that are different to the usual and offers courses)