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Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge, 2nd Edition by Geoffrey M Bellman

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CHAPTER TEN Enlist Able Partners

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Partner with PEOPLE to achieve what YOU and they WANT. Enlist their commitment and resources, and your job will be made easier—especially over the long term. Much of what you know about the other elements of the GTD model is applied in the dynamic between YOU and the key PEOPLE around you. This is where work relationships are formed. Whether you are “in charge” or not, think partnership if you want to succeed in today’s organizations. When you have some authority, use it as a source of power, but not the only source of power. Focusing only on your authority will reduce your options for constructive action ...

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