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Stratego® is a game of attack and defence, of tension and surprise. Those who want to play that game will need to thoroughly understand their opponent.
The same rules of the game also apply if you want to be successful at work. If you want to use this game to climb higher up the promotional ladder, you will need to have a good understanding of the field of influence in which you find yourself, and, most importantly, be familiar with the unwritten rules in order to choose the most effective form of attack or defence well ahead of time. And that, for so many women, is exactly the stumbling block. They are often unaware of the rules of the strategic game played within – male dominated – organisations.
Stratego® for Women throws light on the unwritten rules of the work environment and shows how women can operate within them in an astute, goal-oriented manner. This book teaches you how to play ‘the game’ strategically and provides answers to questions such as:
- How do I analyse a field of influence?
- What strategy should I choose?
- How can I negotiate effectively?
- How can I profile and position myself more effectively?
The authors have combined exhaustive research of the scientific literature with their own experiences from business practice.
Monic Bührs and Elisa de Groot are the founders of In Touch, women resource management. This agency is a full service company specialized in genderdiversity. They are also co-authors of the book ‘How women can negotiate strategically’ (Strategisch onderhandelen voor vrouwen).