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.
"Great info but not-so-great reader"
The intense competitiveness of today's economic world makes outstanding leadership a basic necessity. No matter how carefully an organization is designed to create the right atmosphere, structures, procedures, and managerial behavior, the nature of our rapidly changing environment means major changes are needed more frequently than ever before.
"Trivial and uninteresting"
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.
"Narration Ruins the Experience"