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Political Strategies and Tactics to Increase Your Influence

There are a number of ways to strategically leverage your cultural influence, some as old as humanity itself and others the product of modern research into human dynamics. Rex Mitchell has reviewed a number of texts on organizational politics and how to manage them, noting methods, ethical and otherwise, for making your way through them and leveraging your influence. Since there are already too many examples in the real world of how not to behave, I’ll focus on the ethical approaches; after all, to be truly and authentically influential requires ethical behavior.

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Cover of 360 Degrees of Influence


To navigate organizational politics, you need to cultivate a broad range of skills, including interpersonal savvy and the networking skills addressed elsewhere in this tutorial. Learn what else you need to know to accomplish your goals in a political environment.