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I'm looking to improve my communication skills to navigate a very political environment better (i.e. I need to be more diplomatic). Any books recommendarions are appreciated 💁🏼‍♀️

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The art of the deal

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Classic and effective.

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Fair enough. "Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far."

The Prince - all-time classic

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For communication, nothing beats practice. Books will get you the theory and improve your vocabulary (by the way is suggest just reading in general for that)but you need lots and lots of practice. Join toastmasters and or record yourself talking and/or practice with friends. That’s the best way. Good luck!

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Heavy artillery: 48 Laws of Power. Be careful, politics is a dangerous game. Others you might consider are Cialdini’s books, Influence and Pre-suasion, but they are a bit more applicable to marketing/advertising/sales, although certainly have applications in the world of politics and client relationship building. 48 Laws of Power directly addresses highly political situations.

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The art of war is also good. Seriously

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Getting to Yes

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Fierce Conversations The EQ Difference

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Our iceberg is melting Difficult conversations Radical candor

One key piece of advice I’ve learned is: it’s less important to be right than it is to keep the peace. If your team lead or someone above you messes up, doesn’t want to admit it, and blames you, it’s better to just say “sorry, won’t happen again. Here’s what I was thinking. I didn’t think about X. Will defer to you next time” or something like that. You can always bring it up with high level people at another point, but it’s the best way to politically keep yourself in a strong position

Never Split the Difference: Negotiate Like Your Life Depends on It

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