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Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work / Edition 1
     

Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work / Edition 1

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by Peter Block
 

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ISBN-10: 1555422659

ISBN-13: 2901555422652

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley

This is one of the most useful and clearly written books on the leading edge of management that I have read.

--Warren Bennis

Offers practical advice to help your managers:

* Empower themselves to help shape the organization* Develop positive political skills in their dealings with all levels of employees* Take responsibility for their own actions* Negotiate

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This is one of the most useful and clearly written books on the leading edge of management that I have read.

--Warren Bennis

Offers practical advice to help your managers:

* Empower themselves to help shape the organization* Develop positive political skills in their dealings with all levels of employees* Take responsibility for their own actions* Negotiate with their allies and adversaries* Face failure courageously...and much more!

Peter Block, the author of the classic Flawless Consulting, is a true visionary. And here he turns his sights on management. Managers and other employees who feel powerless to control their own destinies, who feel stifled by bureaucracy, who feel sapped of creativity--will feel invigorated by Block's legendary insight.Block presents ways to treat all members of the organization as entrepreneurs so that employees feel that their units are their own businesses and that they, and they alone, are in the process of creating an organization of their own choosing. Managers and other employees who pick up The Empowered Manager won't just be reading about management. They'll be harvesting timeless tips from a master of business thinking. And they'll be uncovering a road map that leads to enhanced effectiveness and job satisfaction.

This is a liberating book that cuts through our rationalizations and self-deceptions to help us think about both work and life from a new perspective.

--Geoff Bellman, author of The Consultant's Calling

Help your managers become more confident, contributing members of your organization with guidance from a famed consultant. This guide is a perfect addition to your management and leadership developmentprograms.

Winner of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Book Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901555422652
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
252

Table of Contents

Preface.
The Author.
Introduction: The Dilemmas of Managers in the Middle.
POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE: REKINDLING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT.
Personal Choices That Shape the Work Environment.
Origins of the Bureaucratic Mentality.
Developing Antidotes for Bureaucracy.
POSITIVE POLITICAL SKILLS AT WORK.
Creating a Vision of Greatness: The First Step Toward Empowerment.
Building Support for Your Vision: Negotiating with Allies and Adversaries.
Balancing Autonomy and DepAndence: Peace with Those Around You.
Facing Organizational Realities: Continual Acts of Courage.
Enacting the Vision: The Essence of Empowerment.
Annotated Bibliography.
Index.

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Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book offers the middle-aged middle manager a strategy for surging ahead instead of sinking in an ocean of uncontrollable organizational forces. Author Peter Block provides strategies for countering the negative effects of being enmeshed in hierarchy and bureaucracy. Reactions to that experience, especially fear, lead to bureaucratic management styles that leave everyone in the company - sometimes even the CEO - feeling trapped and frustrated. The book wanders around and bogs down here and there, but we find that its advice - which strongly pushes self-awareness, vision and autonomy in the service of others - could muster middle management¿s entrepreneurial spirit.