Empowered Manager Positive Political Skills at Work

ISBN-10: 1555422659
ISBN-13: 9781555422653
Edition: 1987 (Reprint)
Authors: Peter Block
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Description: This is one of the most useful and clearly written books on the leading edge of management that I have read.--Warren BennisPeter Block, the author of the classic Flawless Consulting, is a true visionary. And here he turns his sights on management.  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/8/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

This is one of the most useful and clearly written books on the leading edge of management that I have read.--Warren BennisPeter Block, the author of the classic Flawless Consulting, is a true visionary. And here he turns his sights on management. Managers and other employees who feel powerless to control their own destinies, who feel stifled by bureaucracy, who feel sapped of creativity--will feel invigorated by Block's legAndary insight.Offers practical advice to help your managers:Empower themselves to help shape the organizationDevelop positive political skills in their dealings with all levels of employeesTake responsibility for their own actionsNegotiate with their allies and adversariesFace failure courageously...and much more!Block presents ways to treat all members of the organization as entrepreneurs so that employees feel that their units are their own businesses and that they, and they alone, are in the process of creating an organization of their own choosing. Managers and other employees who pick up The Empowered Manager won't just be reading about management. They'll be harvesting timeless tips from a master of business thinking. And they'll be uncovering a road map that leads to enhanced effectiveness and job satisfaction.This is a liberating book that cuts through our rationalizations and self-deceptions to help us think about both work and life from a new perspective.--Geoff Bellman, author of The Consultant's CallingHelp your managers become more confident, contributing members of your organization with guidance from a famed consultant. This guide is a perfect addition to your management and leadership development programs.Winner of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Book Award

He is a Fellow in Media Management at the University of Hertfordshire Business School, Global CBT production manager for Management Consultancy Service for PricewaterhouseCoopers and former Multimedia consultant to Shell International.

Preface
The Author Introduction: The Dilemmas of Managers in the Middle
Politics in the Workplace: Rekindling the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Personal Choices That Shape the Work Environment
Origins of the Bureaucratic Mentality
Developing Antidotes for Bureaucracy
Positive Political Skills At Work
Creating a Vision of Greatness: The First Step Toward Empowerment
Building Support for Your Vision: Negotiating with Allies and Adversaries
Balancing Autonomy and DepAndence: Peace with Those Around You
Facing Organizational Realities: Continual Acts of Courage
Enacting the Vision: The Essence of Empowerment Annotated
Bibliography
Index

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