|About the Book|
Do you know a Cain at work?The back-stabbing liar who steals credit for your ideas...The a**-kissing co-worker who worries about face time while youstay late working hard...The gossipy colleague who spreads rumors just to create drama in theMoreDo you know a Cain at work?The back-stabbing liar who steals credit for your ideas...The a**-kissing co-worker who worries about face time while youstay late working hard...The gossipy colleague who spreads rumors just to create drama in the office.If any of these people sound familiar, watch out: a Cain is lurking, ready tosabotage your job, your promotion, and even your reputation at work.Written by two veteran media and political strategists, Cain and Abel at Work will help you survive the ultimatepolitical arena-the office--and prepare you for the real-world interpersonal dynamics they dont teach you in business school.In the Old Testament story that serves as the beginningmetaphor for this book, backstabbing Cain kills the honorable Abel out of jealousy, and despite being punished with banishment, he goes on to marry, have a son, and build a city around him. All of a sudden, Cain gets to bea father, real estate developer, and probably the first politician of his day, while Abels life is over in a flash. Authors Gerry Lange and Todd Domke have discovered that this type of injustice is still alive and wellin the modern competitive workplace. Together, they have decades of personal experience and first-hand encounters with scheming, calculating Cains, and now theyre giving readers an invaluable guide for coping with andcombating Cain at work.Using real-life case studies to illustrate how Cains operate, Cain and Abel at Work will teach you how to:Identify the Cains before theymake you their victimRecognize the tactics Cains use to gain status and powerWin out over Cains without stooping to their levelWith compelling new insight intohuman behavior and competition developed from the authors experience in the political, media, and business arenas, Cain and Abel at Work explains what motivates both Cains and Abels at work. Not onlydoes this book explore and deplore the behavior of Cains, it also explains how the simple naiveteeacute- of Abels allows Cains to get away with their shenanigans.If anyone has ever stolen anidea from you or grabbed credit for your work, if theyve taken advantage of or walked all over you, you need this book. Cain and Abel at Work is an office survival guide no well-intentioned Abel shouldbe without. From the Hardcover edition.