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Influence Without Authority

Author : Allan R. Cohen
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In organizations today, getting work done requires political and collaborative skills. That’s why the first edition of this book has been widely adopted as a guide for consultants, project leaders, staff experts, and anyone else who does not have direct authority but who is nevertheless accountable for results. In this revised edition, leadership gurus Allan Cohen and David Bradford explain how to get cooperation from those over whom you have no official authority by offering them help in the form of the “currencies” they value. This classic work, now revised and updated, gives you powerful techniques for cutting through interpersonal and interdepartmental barriers, and motivating people to lend you their support, time, and resources.

Influence Without Authority

Author : Allan R. Cohen
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Get what you need to achieve your objectives and produce results Influence Without Authority is the classic guide to getting what you need from people you don't control. Getting things done requires collaboration, and convincing others to contribute requires political skill; this book introduces the Exchange Model, in which you get what you need by offering something of value in return. The key lies in knowing what the other person values—that's their "currency," and it's your immediate tool for coaxing their cooperation. This model has been proven over decades, as organizations around the world have turned away from frustration and resignation toward collaboration and results. This book shows you how to implement the Exchange Model at the personal, team, and organizational level to raise the bar for performance and leadership. This new third edition has been updated reflect the changing face of the workplace, and includes new examples and information on geographically dispersed virtual teams. Supplementary materials facilitate classroom and training use with discussions, role-play, videos, and other ancillaries that deepen understanding and promote practical application. Get what you need from the people who have it through mutual exchange Think in terms of interest, and pinpoint the "currencies" other people trade in Apply the Exchange Model across entire organizations to lead major change Learn practical real-world strategies for influencing those you do not control The ability to influence those not under your authority is becoming ever more valuable. Organizations are flattening, and outside contractors are taking on larger roles than ever before—getting results now means lateral cooperation, often across borders, time zones, organizations, and more. Influence Without Authority provides a proven model for success in this new environment, with expert guidance for real-world application.

Organizational Influence Processes

Author : Robert W. Allen
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With more than two-thirds fresh material, this new updated edition of Organizational Influence Processes provides an overview of the most important scholarly work on topics related to the exercise of influence by individuals and groups within organizations. In selecting articles for inclusion the editors were guided by the conviction that the most useful and interesting way to view organizational influence is to take a directional approach - that is, to consider the process from the perspective of downward, lateral, and upward influence. They have organized the readings around this framework, preceded by an introductory group of articles dealing more generally with the nature of influence processes and power. The book includes both classic readings and the latest cutting edge research from some of the most respected experts writing in the field. It will be equally useful for any upper level undergraduate or graduate course concerned with organizational behavior, group behavior, leadership or power and politics.

The Defiance

Author : Mohamed Buheji
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The Defiance – A Socio-economic Problem Solving (Edited Book) Taking the challenge of socio-economic problems and trying to solving them with different techniques and through life models is a fundamental practice for any community’s realised development. In this edited book, the authors present a collection of work that addresses this growing discipline taking the ‘The Defiance” as the mindset that leads to these cases achievements. The idea behind this work is to explore how defiant socio-economic problems can be tackled, using different approaches and from different perspectives. Therefore, Dr Buheji and Dr Ahmed illustrate for us how socio-economic problem-solving works theoretically and then show a sample of case studies that illustrate the application of the alternative approaches that could come from different areas and fields. Such attempts make our life meaningful and give a sense for the meaning of inspiration.

Results Without Authority

Author : Tom Kendrick
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For project managers looking to establish credibility and drive winning results, author Tom Kendrick’s groundbreaking system provides the key to leading cross-functional, outsourced, and other types of teams through every stage of the project cycle. Results without Authority is the definitive book on control--teaching the three principal levels of control, including project process, influence, and metrics, among other important areas. Readers learn the surefire way to keep projects moving forward: by relying only on these factors. The book’s completely updated second edition includes new information on agile methods and evolving project management tools, strategies for working with virtual teams, analytical versus “blink” decision processes, the use (and misuse) of social media in project environments, and the myth of multitasking. For project leaders lacking clear-cut authority, getting everyone on board--and keeping them there--can be a challenge. Whether you’re managing small, team-level projects or major organizational initiatives, Results without Authority is the must-have guide to getting the best outcomes for your company.

Essentials of Organizational Behavior

Author : Terri A. Scandura
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Concise, practical, and based on the best available research, Essentials of Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach, Second Edition equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to new models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the work place. Experiential exercises, self-assessments, and a variety of real-world cases and examples provide students with ample opportunity to apply OB concepts and hone their critical thinking abilities. New to this Edition A new Emotions and Moods chapter delves into important topics like emotional intelligence, emotional contagion, and affective neuroscience. A new Power and Politics chapter unpacks the most effective influence strategies and helps students develop their political skills. A stremlined table of contents now combines perception and decision making in a single chapter and change and stress in a single chapter. New case studies, including some from SAGE Business Cases for the Interactive eBook, on topics such as virtual teams, equal pay and the gender wage gap, and the use of apps at work introduce timely and relevant discussions to help foster student engagement. The new edition has been rigorously updated with the latest research throughout and includes expanded coverage of Machiavellian leadership, ethical decision making, and organizational design through change. New Best Practices and Research in Action boxes as well as new Toolkit Activities and Self-Assessments have been added to make the text even more hands-on and practical.

Influencing Up

Author : Allan R. Cohen
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The authors of the classic Influence Without Authority explain the unique challenges of influencing powerful people Learn to overcome your difficulties with a boss who is uninterested in your concerns, or resistant to giving needed support. Or discover how to win the cooperation of senior managers who are hard to reach, and hard to sell on your ideas, products, or services. In their classic book, Influence Without Authority, Allan Cohen and David Bradford provided a universal model of how to influence someone you don't control. Influencing Up applies those ideas to problematic bosses and other powerful people, with sophisticated tactics for building partnerships with them. If you're afraid of retaliation or just unclear as to how to change a senior person's behavior, don't stay paralyzed. Influencing Up gives you the tools to bridge the power gap. Offers practical advice about how to turn your relationship with your boss into a partnership in which both parties benefit Explains what powerful people care about Shows how to overcome power gaps by developing more partner-like relationships Learn what a great partnership with your boss can do for your career—and your mental health!

Exploring Inspiration Economy

Author : Mohamed Buheji
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The book explains the relation of Behavioural Economics based Inspiration that use the Intrinsic powers of (individuals, organisations and communities) to address socio-economic needs. The book shows how the concept have been developing rapidly in the last few years with its more differentiated live labs applications that are influencing the quality of life and the development of many communities. This edited book is a collective of published papers and articles in different peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The idea behind this work is to show and follow the progress of one of the new coming behavioural economy fields that is Inspiration Economy, as rapidly developing socioeconomic concept that might create a differentiated outcome in the coming years. It is a reference book for those interested in understanding how Inspiration Economy labs, Inspiration Currency, Inspirational techniques of Problem Solving as Differential Diagnosis and Complex Models, are handled, developed and optimised. The papers show the relation also between Inspiration Economy and the supporting coming economies as Youth Economy and Resilience Economy and how they address the world future foresighted needs in unique ways. The opportunities developed in the chapters of the book show how much we humans can change positively the fate of humanity, if we realise, discover and capitalize on the opportunities around us in effective creative ways. We invite you to go through the detail brief and/or visit any of the following links on the main international book stores: Also, it is going to be available as Kindle e-book Version within 10 days. Mohamed Buheji 9/5/2018

The Influencing Formula

Author : Elizabeth Larson
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Today's global business environment is complex. Organizations find it a challenge to keep pace with rapid advancements. Business analysts, project managers, process analysts and other information workers have to influence various stakeholders, regardless of their position in the organization. What makes this ability to influence without authority seem so easy for some and nearly impossible for others? Successful influencers have learned to be trusted advisors in their organizations. They employ three critical ingredients which the authors call the Influencing Formula. This book reveals how the Influencing Formula works and illustrates how it is the new mandate required to effectively influence without authority in any type of organization, large or small.

The Art of Quiet Influence

Author : Jocelyn Davis
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Anyone can be a quiet influencer. But not everyone knows how. "A tremendous and relevant read!" Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust Drawing on the enduring wisdom of the Buddha, Confucius, Rumi, Gandhi and others, The Art of Quiet Influence shows anyone, not just bosses, how to use influence without authority, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work and in life. Through the classic wisdom of 12 Eastern sages, relevant insights from influence research, and anecdotes and advice from 25 contemporary experts, Davis lays out a path for becoming a "mainspring," the unobtrusive yet powerful influencer first introduced in her book The Greats on Leadership. Organized around three core influence practices - Invite Participation, Share Power, and Aid Progress - readers will learn how to take mindfulness practice "out of the gym and onto the field," while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.