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Influence without Authority / 2nd Edition
Allan R Cohen and David L Bradford


0471463302
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Format: Hardcover, 320pp.
ISBN: 9780471463306
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Pub. Date: March 18, 2005 • 2nd Edition

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The revised edition of a classic text on getting things done when you are not in charge

In organizations today, getting work done requires political and collaborative skills. That’s why the first edition of this book sold over 70,000 copies and 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 business partners, managers, colleagues, clients, or groups who command the resources, information, or potential support you need. They discuss how to negotiate mutually beneficial exchanges–how to think in terms of the interests of potential partners and how to determine the "currencies" you can trade with them. 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.

 
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Allan Cohen (Lexington, MA) is the Edward A. Madden Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. David L. Bradford (Berkeley, CA) teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and is Dean of their Executive Program on Leadership and Power.

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I.  INTRODUCTION
  1. Why influence: what you will get from this book 
II.   THE INFLUENCE MODEL
  1. The Influence Model; Trading what they want for what you’ve got.(Using Reciprocity and Exchange)
  2. Goods and Services: The Currencies of Exchange
  3. How to Know What They Want: Understanding their Worlds (and the forces acting on them)
  4. You Have More to Offer Than You Think If You Know Your Goals, Priorities and Resources  (The Dirty Little Secret About Power)
  5. Building Effective Relationships:  The Art of Finding and Developing Your Allies
  6. Strategies for Making Mutually Profitable Trades
III.  PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF INFLUENCE
  1. Influencing Your Boss
  2. Influencing Difficult Subordinates
  3. Working Cross Functionally: Leading and Influencing a Team, Task Force or Committee
  4. Influencing Organizational Groups, Departments and Divisions
  5. Influencing Colleagues
  6. Initiating or Leading Major Change
  7. Indirect Influence
  8. Understanding and Overcoming Organizational Politics
  9. Hardball: Escalating to Tougher Strategies When You Can No Longer Catch Flies with Honey

Appendix A: Extended Case Examples Available On the Web
Appendix B: Additional Resources


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