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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership by Andrew J. DuBrin

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Chapter 8

[image]Grabbing Power

In This Chapter
  • Developing a network of power contacts
  • Acquiring power by working on critical problems
  • Getting people on your side by forming coalitions
  • Developing the right image for your group
  • Bringing in an outside expert

Angelica is an industrial engineer who works for a manufacturer of industrial pumps. One day she notices that her colleague Jerry has a book about office politics on his desk. Angelica asks Jerry about his interest. Jerry responds that you have to understand office politics to succeed. With a quizzical expression, Angelica replies:

“Oh no, Jerry, you have it wrong. Now the emphasis is on teamwork. People throughout ...

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