The Agenda Mover

The Agenda Mover

When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough

Organizations, institutions, and individuals get stuck in spite of their innovative ideas and ambitious agendas.

Never has the timing been better for a book that cuts through the theoretical jargon and delineates the exact political and managerial skills leaders need to move agendas forward.

Whether you're a team leader trying to lead change and innovation in a large corporation, an entrepreneur trying to gain support, a politician trying to expand your coalition, or an individual trying to advance your career and build networks, The Agenda Mover will give you the political and managerial leadership skills necessary to achieve results.

Based on the premise that leadership competencies and skills can be learned, The Agenda Mover is the inaugural volume of the practitioner-oriented BLG Pragmatic Leadership™ Series published in association with Cornell University Press. Each volume emphasizes specific skills of execution that leaders at all levels need to master.

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Samuel B. Bacharach

Samuel B. Bacharach is McKelvey-Grant Professor of Labor-Management Relations in the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Peter A. Bamberger is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion: Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. William J. Sonnenstuhl is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Department of Extension, Cornell University, Associate Director of the Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies, and author of Working Sober. Bacharach, Bamberger, and Sonnenstuhl are coauthors of Member Assistance Programs in the Workplace, also from Cornell.

The Agenda Mover
When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough
Samuel B. Bacharach

Transforming the Clunky Organization
Pragmatic Leadership Skills for Breaking Inertia
Samuel B. Bacharach
Organizations, like people, get stuck! They get ensnared in routines and processes, and they fall back into old habits. This is the dangerous period of inertia, the period that precedes failure, when organizations show signs of sluggishness.In Transforming the Clunky Organization Samuel B. Bacharach specifies why organizations fall into...

Mutual Aid and Union Renewal
Cycles of Logics of Action
Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger, William J. Sonnenstuhl
The ongoing decline in union membership is generally attributed to an increasingly hostile economic, legal, and managerial environment. Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger, and William J. Sonnenstuhl argue that the decline may have more to do with...

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