"A must-read for the upcoming corporate shark." Chicago TribuneHave you ever wondered why some people are able to keep advancing their careers while others are not? Is it because of their graduate degrees, family background, or is it just plain luck? The surprising answer is: none of the above. Prepare for a reality check about today's corporate America and discover how things really get done in the business world. In How to Play the Game at the Top, executive, entrepreneur, and author Fenorris Pearson provides you with 9 simple rules to achieving success in today's chilly corporate climate.Today more than ever with layoffs a predictable morning headline and gold-standard companies declaring bankruptcy or shutting their doors if you're not on top of your game, you won't even get in the door, let alone into that corner office. Today's companies are only interested in the best and you'll never get that entry-level job or promotion by coasting. You have to come fully prepared to work at the top of your game.As Pearson demonstrates, the world of the consummate executive is a highly competitive environment that millions strive to reach and only a few attain, where membership means limitless career advancement, wealth, and success. Consummate executives understand that there are rules to success that aren't taught in graduate schools or by the average mentor. Before now, you could only learn these unspoken rules the hard way through trial by fire. But in How to Play the Game at the Top, Fenorris Pearson divulges these corporate secrets and shows how to fast track your career.Learn the difference between a mentor and sponsor and how getting one can change the direction of your career overnight. Discover the true secrets to differentiating yourself from your peers. Whether you are a mid-level manager looking to become a CEO or an entry-level associate who wants to learn how to navigate the corporate environment, this book will help you on your corporate climb and teach you how to play the game at the top."