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About the Authors


Mauricio Goldstein is a consultant and partner at Corall, author and international speaker, and has received several awards for the impact of his work as a global executive and his studies in Brazil and Europe.

Specialized in innovative models of organization, organizational and cultural transformation and mergers and acquisitions, Mauricio is Master in Production Engineering with postgraduate degrees in Organizational Development, Organizational Constellations, Theory U, Brennan Healing Science, Cultural-Biology and Biopsychology. He is a Harvard blogger in Brazil and lives with his family in São Paulo.







Philip Read has worked in senior roles in human resources for a number of Fortune 100 companies over the 


last twenty-one years. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Switzerlan

d, Germany, and Spain, and has done business in sixty-four countries around the world. He has won a number of awards for his work, including the PricewaterhouseCoopers & Linkage, Inc. “Most Innovative HR Department” Award as part of the global HR leadership team of Dow Chemical, and was selected as one of the international executives whose career was studied for the book Developing Global Executives, by Morgan W. McCall Jr. and George P. Hollenbeck.
Over the years, Phil has led large restructuring projects, projects to drive rapid business growth in emerging markets, and projects to form significant joint ventures and integrate major acquisitions. He holds a master’s degree in natural science from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in international policy from the University of Bristol.
Phil currently lives in Switzerland with his wife, Diane, and their two children, Danny and Natasha.

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Kevin CashmanKevin Cashman is a Senior Partner in Korn/Ferry International’s Leadership and Talent Consulting group, based in the Firm’s Minneapolis office. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Cashman has been involved in coaching and developing thousands of senior executives and senior teams in more than 60 countries.
He is recognized as a pioneer in leadership development and executive coaching, focusing on optimizing executive, team and organizational performance. He was recently named one of the top 10 Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence magazine.  His book, Leadership from the Inside Out, was named the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and was also named one of the top 20 best-selling business books of the decade.

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Token Involvement

To play Token Involvement, a manager conducts opinion surveys, focus group, or involvement meetings to communicate that "your opinion matters", but these activities are done only to make people feel involved rather than actually to involve them. The real intention is just to get rid of the complaints and for managers to show their management that they´re doing the "right" thing-involving their people in the decision-making process. The same game is played when leaders involve their direct reports supercially, soliciting their views on department strategy but relying exclusively on their views on department strategy but relying exclusively on thei own view. Cynicism becomes employees´ultimate response to this game, and they lose respect for management. Perhaps evens worse, when management really needs employees to be committed and contribuing to a major project, they have great difficulty securing this involvement.


Praise for Games at Work

jacopoA terrific read not only for senior leaders and executives but also for employees seeking growth in complex organizations. Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect a company’s performance, provide a framework to understand the games that are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offer practical tools to correct these behaviors and improve the organization’s effectiveness.

Jacopo Bracco Executive Vice President DIRECTV Latin America

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