Margaret Morford reveals “The Hidden Language of Business”

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Dave Carew


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Margaret Morford reveals “The Hidden Language of Business”

By Dave Carew

I recently had the honor of editing Margaret Morford’s new book, The Hidden Language of Business, and also of writing the dust-jacket copy for it. To cap things off, I’ll soon be handling publicity for the book.

Margaret is easily one of my favorite people, and her savvy-yet-ethical work as a management consultant is something I really admire. Margaret’s new book carries on her important work: In 10 eye-opening chapters (as we copywriters would say), Margaret reveals the REAL secret of advancing your career . . . and how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that keep you from fully realizing your career potential.

What, according to Margaret, is this secret?  “It is understanding and applying ‘the hidden language of business’ . . . by which I mean positive office politics . . . the kind that let you keep your soul intact,” she says.  “Knowing this hidden language allows you to operate with peak effectiveness in the workplace. And not knowing it—not possessing this crucial intelligence—easily can doom your career.”

To learn more about Margaret’s new book and/or to order a copy, visit:

David M. (Dave) Carew is editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, and copywriter.


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