When you hear "takeover" you likely think: Will I still have a job? Will I have to move? What changes will the new owners implement? But while takeovers are a time of transition, they don't have to be scary-and in fact, they can actually jumpstart your career and leave you in a better position than you were in before. Richard E. Whitman, who has gone through dozens of takeovers during a forty-year career in high technology, explains how in this guide to navigating change in the workplace. Learn how to: -prepare for an impending acquisition; -avoid behaviors that will raise a red flag for new owners and managers; -determine your value to the new management team; and -decide quickly whether to adapt to change or leave. The author also examines why takeovers occur, who benefits, and the psychological turmoil that often goes along with answering to a new owner and perhaps having a new boss. Many employees worry about takeovers, but they can result in huge opportunities. Find out how to improve your prospects for success in this essential guide to surviving a takeover.