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Organizational Power Politics Tactics in Organizational Leadership

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ISBN-10: 0313379769

ISBN-13: 9780313379765

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Gilbert W. Fairholm

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"Organizational Power Politics" is about how individuals can achieve their objectives in organizational work groups. Office politics, or organizational politics, is a significant part of the life of everyone who works with others in formal or informal groups. These relationships are power-tinged, and success can be attained only as we use power effectively. Understanding what power is and how it can be used to gain personal or group objectives is the focus of the book. It provides readers with specific recommendations about the situations in which power use can be effective, and it identifies those tactics most effective in leading subordinates and superiors toward the achievement of our goals.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/25/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 202
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgement
Introduction: The History and Theory of Power
Defining Power in Work Group Operations
Elements of a Definition
Defining the Forms of Power
Bases of Power
Using Power Politics in Organizational Life
Issues and Activities
Power Use: Tactical and Strategic Models
A Power Use Model
Power Use Tactics: Application of Power on the Job
Using Power in the Organization
Issues and Activities
Power Interventions: That Work
Tactics Used with Superiors
Power Tactics Used with Peers
Tactics Used with Subordinates
Comparing Tactics
How Inner Leaders Get Willing Compliance
Using Power in Multinational Groups
Issues and Activities
Appendix
Bibliography
Index