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Power and Politics

The Key Point

Power and politics are a fact of life in organizations: To be successful, we must know how to gain power and use influence. But we also know that power and politics are often seen as dirty words. Why do these concepts have such a bad name and how can we overcome their negative connotations? image

What's Inside?

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FLIRTING AND CHATTING UP FOR SUCCESS

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STRUGGLING TO GAIN INFLUENCE? TAP INTO THE SCIENCE OF PERSUADING

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FURLOUGH OR FIRE? WEIGHING ALTERNATIVE INTERESTS

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CORRUPTIVE POWER OF CELEBRITY TURNS BLIND EYE TO PEDOPHILIA

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TOOTING ONE'S HORN IN SPANGLISH

Research Insight

SOCIAL NETWORKS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS

Chapter at a Glance ...

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