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Smart Management

Using Politics in Organizations

Authors: Butcher, D., Clarke, M.

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The second edition extends the influential ideas developed in the original book with more practical advice about working with organizational politics for personal and organizational benefit. Drawing on recent research, with updated examples, it provides an essential and practical insight into the centrality of politics in organizational life.

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DAVID BUTCHER is Director of Open Executive Programmes and Director of the flagship Business Leaders Programme at Cranfield School of Management, UK. He acts as a consultant in a wide range of contexts on an international basis, including investment banking, telecommunications, FMCG, airlines, manufacturing and aerospace organizations. His focus is on developing business strategy, leadership capability at senior and top executive level, and the constructive use of managerial politics. Butcher has published widely on the subjects of business transformation and is a frequent speaker at both international conferences and company seminars in many different countries.

MARTIN CLARKE is a lecturer in Management Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK, where he is Programme Director for the Cranfield General Management Programme and Challenging the Managerial Mindset, a programme specifically focused on developing political capabilities in managers at all levels. Before joining Cranfield he worked in the manufacturing and distribution sectors and as a Director of a European business information company. Clarke works as a consultant to a broad range of international companies in the areas of leadership and organizational development.

Reviews

'An interesting and useful book like this ought to be read by management students, especially those on courses like the MBA.' - Jim Stewart, International Journal of Training and Development

'Without doubt an outstanding managerial guidebook on how to open our minds to a political perspective...' - Philippa Wilhelm, International Journal of Organizational Analysis


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Management
Book Subtitle
Using Politics in Organizations
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58411-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230584112
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54226-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35991-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 174
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