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.
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.
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