I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career: the power of positive workplace politics -- Jane Horan. Published by John Wiley & Sons this month in Singapore and Hong Kong, next month in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and on Amazon.
Political Savvy is an undervalued leadership skill, always in demand but rarely taught. Dispelling the myth that organizational politics is negative, the author takes a different approach, addressing the positive side of workplace politics and providing new ways to embrace corporate politics in order to achieve organizational and career success.
It is NOT about telling people to start their own businesses, but rather how to stay in the company, understand how to work the system more strategically, better understand power bases and corporate conversation more thoroughly. Neither organizations nor schools teach savvy, and few managers learn the necessary skills until it is too late.
The book highlights perception management, personal brand management, remaining visible and strategic power shifts in leadership and business transitions. It provides step by step approaches to politics and recognizing barriers in selling ideas or getting promoted.