Political Skill at Work : Impact on Work Effectiveness
In today's organizations, career success depends more on political skill-the ability to influence, motivate, and win support from others-than on almost any other characteristic. Political Skill at Work delivers the "how" to influence at work, not just the "what." The authors of this innovative study explore how people high in political skill are more successful at getting hired, building a reputation, and establishing leadership. From the worlds of business, politics, education, and sports, they offer compelling examples of political skill in action. And, for the first time, they provide ways to measure and enhance this powerful ability. Anyone interested in personal or professional development will find this book worthwhile.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
- 01 Sep 2010
- NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
- Davies-Black Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
Readers will quickly agree with the authors that "real political skill is a positive force. * Biz/Ed * Political skill enhances the work lives of those who have it in several ways. * HR Magazine * Excellent overview of the subject in plain language that will appeal to readers in many fields. * Training media review * Elucidates advantages of political skills in the workplace so well that no others will try to do it for years. * Training Magazine * Contributes to repertoire of practical scholarship to help individuals develop the capacity to respond to turbulent environments. * Academy of Management Perspectives *
About Gerald R. Ferris
The authors dig into what political skill is-and isn't-including how and why it works, methods for development, and tools for measurement.