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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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32 SHARE POWER TO GET POWER

You reward the people who like you and punish the ones who don't? Then it seems you have a lot to learn about leadership.

Encourage the enemy, says Machiavelli in Chapter 20. He doesn't just have one reason, he's got two. One is straightforward, the other rather more sneaky.

DEFINING IDEA…

Keep your friends close, butkeep your enemies closer.

~ MICHAEL CORLEONEIN THE GODFATHER

I'll deal with the sneaky one first. If someone's plotting something, and you know they are, and you can subtly encourage them, it might actually be a good idea. If they plot against you then it's better you uncover something significant than something that can be laughed off as an unfortunate conversation or an error of judgment. If ...

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