In these rapidly changing times, managers--regardless of background--need a guide to help them make smart, career-sensitive decisions. This book addresses the critical quesitons you may have during the course of your career, such as: How do you get to the corner office? Negotiate your salary? Convince management of the bottom-line impact of your program? Or, what do you do when you are about to: Get laid off? Your company is about to merge and your job may be on the line? The author, an experienced manager whose own career began at Ford Aerospace, tells how to avoid career "pigeon holes," research the many ways to find jobs, pick the right company, get ahead at a company without steppping on people, bring good talent with you to the next job and, in general, achieve a higher level of success in your career.