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If you understand the principles of power and are willing to use them, you can compete and even triumph in organizations of all types - large and small, public or private sector.
Stanford University Professor, Jeffrey Pfeffer, has studied this field extensively and has drawn a set of firm useable conclusions, disturbing though they may be. This is a very practical book - you will learn some harsh and uncomfortable truths, the personal qualities required for power (all learnable), how to position yourself, and how and why power is lost.
Lacking power has been proven to affect your health and even longevity. Lacking power affects your income and financial security. Lacking power means not being able to get the right things done.
There are many books describing corporate politics. This is the first valid, sound, well researched book of advice on how you can achieve power or retain it.