Political Skill at Work: Impact on Work Effectiveness

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Why is political skill so important in business?In today's organizations, career success depends more on political skill-the ability to influence, motivate, and win support from others-than on almost any other characteristic. Political Skill at Work delivers the "how" to influence at work, not just the "what."

The authors of this innovative study explore how people high in political skill are more successful at getting hired, building a reputation, and establishing leadership. From the worlds of business, politics, education, and sports, they offer compelling examples of political skill in action. And, for the first time, they provide ways to measure and enhance this powerful ability. Anyone interested in personal or professional development will find this book worthwhile.
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Gerald R. Ferris is the Francis Eppes Professor of Management and professor psychology at Florida State University. He has research interests in the areas of interpersonal and political influence in organizations, performance evaluation, strategic human resources management, and the components of reputation as they affect behavior in organizations. He is the author of more than 125 articles published in scholarly journals. Ferris has consulted on a variety of human resources topics with companies including ARCO, Borg-Warner, Eli Lilly, Motorola, and PPG.Sherry L. Davidson is an early childhood consultant and researcher at New York University's Child and Family Policy Center. Currently, she is working with a team of professionals on a federally funded project to improve the quality of New York City's early childhood programs. In addition to her prior experiences as a classroom teacher in both regular and special education, she has worked as a manager in the private business sector. Pamela L. Perrewé is the Distinguished Research Professor and Jim Moran Professor of Management in the College of Business at Florida State University. She primarily teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. She has published more than seventy articles in journals. She has Fellow status in the Southern Management Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
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Nicholas Brealey
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Jun 17, 2011
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Pages
228
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ISBN
9780891063391
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English
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Business & Economics / Careers / General
Business & Economics / Leadership
Business & Economics / Personal Success
Business & Economics / Skills
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