The Manager as Politician


Politics is a way of life in all organizations; managers must develop political savvy in order to succeed as leaders. As politicians, managers bring together parties with different (and often competing) agendas; they demonstrate the experience, capabilities, and qualities necessary to solve problems and make decisions in a timely fashion. As politicians, managers must be keenly aware of the human and organizational aspects of conflict--along with techniques to resolve it--while successfully balancing individual, group, and organization-wide goals and priorities. The Manager as Politician examines the dynamics of organizational power plays and interpersonal communication, and shows managers how to step over landmines, overcome obstacles, and develop the skills and instincts necessary for political survival. Featuring personal development tools, worksheets, and references, The Manager as Politician is an essential resource for managers looking to enhance their authority and influence within their organization.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2006


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