Taylor and Francis(Routledge), 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine
This book tells readers what they must do (and avoid doing) to beat off the competition when applying for jobs, when competing for coveted projects, and to see off the competition at promotion time.
There are many 'how-to' books on influencing, but few of these are based on rigorous research. There are also many academic studies that analyse the art of influencing, but most remain either difficult to find or provide little in the way of practical advice. Influencing Within Organizations, 2nd edition is unique. It provides readers with vital information on probably the most important survival-success skill of the twenty-first century - influencing. By tracking down the most trustworthy, academic studies, and translating their conclusions into specific, behavioural steps on effective influencing, it gives readers a practical guide to influencing that is thoroughly grounded in the relevant theory. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date material, chapter topics include: verbal and non-verbal influencing impression management networking influencing in a group public speaking. This is an accessible and highly practical guide to influencing in organizations that combines academic rigour and practical relevance.;The text is an essential purchase for all students of organizational behaviour and theory, communication and political persuasion as well as for anyone interested in the art of influencing. Considering the different facets of influencing such as verbal and non-verbal influencing, and the effect of personality, motivation, decision-making and impression management on influencing, this is a comprehensive and highly practical guide to influencing in organizations.