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Corporate Confidential

50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know---and What to Do About Them

Cynthia Shapiro, PHR

St. Martin's Griffin

Cynthia Shapiro is a former Human Resources executive who's pulling back the curtain on the way that companies really work. In Corporate Confidential, she unmasks startling truths and what you can do about them, including:

* There's no right to free speech in the workplace.
*Age discrimination exists.
* Why being too smart is not too smart.
* Human Resources is not there to help you, but to protect the company from you.
* And forty-five more!

Cynthia Shapiro pulls no punches, giving readers an inside look at a secret world of hidden agendas they would never normally see. A world of insider information and insights that can save a career!
Cynthia Shapiro is a former Human Resources executive who's pulling back the curtain on the way that companies really work. In Corporate Confidential, she unmasks startling truths and what you can do about them, including:

* There's no right to free speech in the workplace.
*Age discrimination exists.
* Why being too smart is not too smart.
* Human Resources is not there to help you, but to protect the company from you.
* And forty-five more!

Cynthia Shapiro pulls no punches, giving readers an inside look at a secret world of hidden agendas they would never normally see. A world of insider information and insights that can save a career!

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Corporate Confidential
Chapter OneAre You Suffering from False Security?Can you tell if your job is in jeopardy? Would you know the signs? We all like to think we would, but thousands of employees are blindsided by layoffs, reorganizations, and downsizings every day. There are millions on unemployment right now who most likely never thought they would be the one left holding a pink slip.Your career is in danger right now, simply because you have no way of knowing what to look for, no way of finding the true agendas that determine whether you are seen as an asset or a risk.Do you know what opinions
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Praise for Corporate Confidential

"A business book that reads like a page-turner. What a concept. The author's startling and thought-provoking insights make this a must-read wake-up call for all employees who want to know the truth about how their 'promotability' is decided. Read it and reap."
---Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu! and Take the Bully by the Horns

"Corporate Confidential is a great resource for all levels, from new entrants to executives. Shapiro's list of the most common mistakes managers can make, and how to avoid them, is a must-read for anyone interested in getting to the top--and staying there."
---Tony Lee, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com

"What you don't know can hurt you, especially in Corporate America. This is the eye-opening book every employee needs to read."
---Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute

"Corporate Confidential lifts the lid of the cauldron and lets employees see what's really going on inside their organizations whether they know it or not. But this book isn't just for employees. Smart executives and managers will treat this as a must-read for the good of their companies and their careers as well."
---Leslie L. Kossoff, author of the award-winning Executive Thinking: The Dream, the Vision, the Mission Achieved
"a terrific book...a must-read for anyone intent on managing career risk."
---Anne Fisher, Fortune
"A business book that reads like a page-turner. What a concept. The author's startling and thought-provoking insights make this a must-read wake-up call for all employees who want to know the truth about how their 'promotability' is decided. Read it and reap."
---Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu! and Take the Bully by the Horns

"Corporate Confidential is a great resource for all levels, from new entrants to executives. Shapiro's list of the most common mistakes managers can make, and how to avoid them, is a must-read for anyone interested in getting to the top--and staying there."
---Tony Lee, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com

"What you don't know can hurt you, especially in Corporate America. This is the eye-opening book every employee needs to read."
---Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute

"Corporate Confidential lifts the lid of the cauldron and lets employees see what's really going on inside their organizations whether they know it or not. But this book isn't just for employees. Smart executives and managers will treat this as a must-read for the good of their companies and their careers as well."
---Leslie L. Kossoff, author of the award-winning Executive Thinking: The Dream, the Vision, the Mission Achieved
"a terrific book...a must-read for anyone intent on managing career risk."
---Anne Fisher, Fortune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cynthia Shapiro, PHR

  • CYNTHIA SHAPIRO, a former Human Resources V.P., left her position because she grew disillusioned with how most corporations are forced to do business today. She is now a well-known employee advocate and workplace consultant for Fortune 100 and 500 firms, regularly lecturing and writing on the most critical topics affecting employees today. She lives in Southern California.
  • Cynthia Shapiro
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50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know---and What to Do About Them

Cynthia Shapiro, PHR

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