I am impressed with the insights Anil has brought forth, on typical workplace situations and ways to handle them.
– Paul Abraham, COO, IndusInd Bank
I received the book yesterday. Thank you so much for sharing this gem of a book. I just couldn’t keep it down from the moment I started reading this. This book should be part of every organization’s internal library and must be promoted extensively. In fact I started using some of the concepts from today morning itself with miraculous results and speed. Will recommend it strongly at my bank once I am through with it. Once again let me put it on record – This book is a professional game changer and will be a ready reckoner that will stay with me for life.
– Anish Mascrene, National Training Manager, Yes Bank
I recently got this book from my boss. Have been reading the same, it is very practical and a book that helps!
– Ankita Ahluwalia, VP, Client Servicing Group, IndusInd Bank
Thank you for bringing out the great handheld book. This is helping me immensely in my new role at a senior level. This is now become a daily habit of reading each chapter every day even though I have read it several times. Every time I read, I get a new perspective. Thanks again!!
– Rohit Manohar, Head of Ops, Karvy Computershare
Sir, I read Chapter 3: How to get Okay in a minute? I must tell you that your valuable advice i.e. ‘reduce your Boss’ role to a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, is giving me great results. The examples have helped me implement: How to convert a 15-minute issue, into a 1-minute decision-task for the boss. Thank you so much for this!!
– Rahul Khanna, on Amazon.in
A good book! A chapter that stood out for me a Chapter 19 – How to get a 5 (excellent) in Appraisal? The way one should manage their appraisal has been so smartly advised. In my work life I have seen people fail to mention about so many achievements that they would have worked during the year – and that costs them their appraisal rating. However if the advise of a monthly achievements email (to boss) as mentioned in the book (and shown with a sample email) is followed it will surely make a big difference!
– CD, on Amazon.in
I find the book extremely useful and a ready reckoner for day-to-day office routine.
– Sujit Goswami, Senior VP, RBL Bank
The first thing that struck me about the book was how each office situation is broken down to reveal the core issue, without overlooking any of the attendant side-effects. The author has clearly been there, done that and his years of experience shine through in his ability to simplify action items, while remaining utterly practical all the time. Advice given in some chapters like ‘Why a VP won’t revert to your email?’ or ‘How to escalate?’ is pure common sense – simple and easy to implement – which is often found lacking in some corporate set-ups today. On the other hand, the tips given for better due diligence call for more sustained effort and change in working styles. Sections on being a good boss, email communication and preparing for appraisals are covered in superb detail. I felt that the topic on being an introvert should have been covered more elaborately, given that one’s PR skills are very crucial in the competitive scenario today. All in all, it is a ‘must-read and imbibe’ book for everyone who wants to create a better work environment for themselves and their teams… Anil, Thank You for writing this book!!
– Pankaj Pradhan, on Amazon.in
A practical and must read book for all … anyone who is finding it difficult to manoeuvre in the corporate maze. Thanks Anil for penning this down as we have lot available for CEO’s and top shots but limited help for what officers and managers actually face on the ground.
– Vibhav Bindal, VP, Barclays
Reading your book reiterates my belief that the wealth of information one possesses is of no help unless you have the ability to apply the same tempered with common sense and at the right time.
– Reghu Vasudev, ex-VP, RBS
Anil takes the common sense of great communication to the next level and attempts to make it more common practice. The book uses a remarkably simple way of making art of communicating into a strategic, results focused weapon.
– Rishi Batta, VP, HSBC Technology and Services