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The Top 50 Management Dilemmas by Roger Delves, Sona Sherratt

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Challenges around power, politics and influence

This section offers a grounding to help you to see the connections between power, influence and politics. You’ll see how looking at events through the lens of another person’s self-interest can often help you to see what political agendas may be active; and you’ll see why having your own personal brand – standing for something within the organisation – can help to define you and help to influence the picture others form of you.

In organisational life, everything is political. This is because there is always some combination of open and hidden organisational agendas alongside open and hidden personal agendas. These agendas are often selfish rather than selfless, with individuals pursuing ...

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