Managing Politics at Work

Managing politics at workThe Essential Toolkit for Identifying and Handling Political Behaviour in the Workplace

Do you want to acquire the knowledge, wisdom, skills and tactics which will give you greater influence in political situations at work? Perhaps you lack the confidence and know-how to handle the political element in your workplace. Perhaps you just want to make sense of the political behaviour you see going around you. Or perhaps you want to acquire a set of effective tools which will help you to work more productively with your colleagues in a highly political workplace environment. If so, this book is for you.

Managing Politics at Work will help you to recognise and manage political behaviour in situations where, if you don′t respond effectively, you will lose personal power and influence. The book introduces you to an effective political toolkit through which to:

  • Identify and handle political activity in your colleagues.
  • Recognise and manage your own political behaviour more effectively.
  • Recognise how to form effective alliances and build influential relationships with politically minded colleagues.
  • Have increased choice about how you conduct yourself in situations where the political factor is a consideration.
  • Learn how to work effectively with others to get things done at work….and much more.

 Praise for the book

“Aryanne′s treatment of this complex, subtle and important topic is comprehensive. Her highly readable text neatly mixes principles punctuated by examples to which many business leaders will relate. Her writing mirrors her style as a highly effective executive coach in the field. Readers are guaranteed a meaningful learning experience generated by someone with many years of practical know-how in this area.”

DAVID CAMPBELL former Regional Head of EMEA Corporate Audit and Global Head of Corporate Audit for FICC, Risk Management and CFO, Merrill Lynch; former Managing Director and Global Head of Internal Audit, ING Barings

“I would recommend this book to anyone leading an organization or team. It offers an interesting, frank guide to identifying and managing workplace politics. Aryanne Oade uses her wealth of experience in coaching and organizational psychology to provide a practical toolkit filled with case studies and tips for any business leader.”

FIONA CALNAN Chief Executive Officer, UK Specialist Hospitals

“Aryanne Oade has written a guide for those perplexed by organizational politics. This book will be of great use to managers, HR leaders, organizational coaches, and anyone looking to understand how to negotiate through the choppy waters of life inside organizations. The style is easy, free from psycho-jargon and “HR-speak” and provides loads of practical and clear advice.”

MICHAEL MOLINARO former Executive Director, Learning and Development, UBS

“Aryanne has developed a pragmatic approach to studying and understanding workplace politics. The use of small vignettes with some soul searching questions facilitates learning and understanding in this critical business subject.”

PETER HILL Managing Director, CFM Consulting, Visiting Lecturer, University of Edinburgh Business School, Visiting Lecturer, University of Strathclyde Business School Department of Executive Education

“Aryanne’s book is extremely useful for all who want to better understand and handle political behaviour in the work environment. Aryanne covers the topic extensively and professionally, avoiding the risk of making value judgements about why people should (or not) use political behaviour. The toolkit is practical and full of real examples, which provide insights applicable to everyday life. Her simple and direct style makes the reading very enjoyable.”

ALESSIO MIRANDA Head of Internal Audit, AIB

“This book will be useful to both experienced and newly employed people at work. It is practical and insightful in its portrayal of workplace politics, and provides an effective toolkit for handling a range of political behaviours at work.”

TIM ENTWISTLE Northern Regional Managing Partner, PKF (UK) LLP