Thursday, June 14, 2007

Politics is essential for leadership

What makes an organization more effective?
Is there any creative idea?Definitly....but it may not be an innovative,but i feel it ll help till some extent.Actually one of my friends was discussing about to increase his organization performance.Finally our discussion ended up in vain.
After carefully involving with his organization,my mind was seeking for a creative idea.As an extension of this search,it concludes that implementing POLITICS in organization.Yes,i mean that exactly.Definitly i can say that most of the times developement is a result of 'active politics'.
"Political skill is a key component of effective leadership. By avoiding or ignoring workplace politics, you are limiting yourself and your organization." Ferris, a management and psychology professor at Florida State University and co-author of Political Skill at Work.So it is time to re-think your idea of politics.Politics goes on in all organizations and has forever.
Fine,If politics is a good for an organization,then why does it have such a bad connotation?
Most of the people thinking politics as a system provides advantage to them and dis-advantage to others.We need to change our understanding of politics and search that what benefits the individual may provide good for others and the organization overall.Core competence is not just about ability of performance in operations; it is tied to various issues, including the way people position themselves,communication flow, and their interpersonal behavior.So politics is about understanding how to emphasize yours and others skills, behaviors and qualities to be effective; it's about adapting.It's not about doing something that is false or being trustworth-less. Leaders need to be able to exert influence in a manner that does not appear or feel manipulative.

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