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The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough

Samuel B. Bacharach



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Cornell University Press
15 July 2018
Business & Economics; Management: leadership & motivation
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 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. Visit to learn more about the series.
By:   Samuel B. Bacharach
Imprint:   Cornell University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   283g
ISBN:   9781501725081
ISBN 10:   1501725084
Series:   The Pragmatic Leadership Series
Pages:   186
Publication Date:   15 July 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
1. The Political Competence of Execution 2. Anticipate the Agendas of Others: Know Where They're Coming From 3. Mobilize Your Campaign: Get Initial Support 4. Negotiate Support: Get the Buy-In 5. Sustain Your Campaign: Get Things Done Conclusion: We Not I : You Can't Do It Alone

Samuel B. Bacharach, the McKelvey-Grant Professor at Cornell University, is the cofounder of the New York City-based Bacharach Leadership Group. He is the author of more than twenty books and numerous academic articles. With his colleagues at BLG, Bacharach develops and delivers training programs that enhance the core skills of pragmatic leadership, focusing on leadership as execution. Among his previous books are Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them on Your Side. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of leadership, and he is a regular columnist for Inc.

Reviews for The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough

Innovation and ideation are both very popular given the current business climate, but these alone are insufficient without pairing them with the ability to work great ideas through the maze of the organization. The Agenda Mover uniquely focuses on the critical skills of execution to unleash these great ideas. If you really want your organization to become more innovative, you need to read this book to ensure you can transform the innovative ideas into action plans that will change your organization. -- Andy Doyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Oppenheimer Funds Professor Bacharach takes the abstract concept of leadership and provides a practical guide to producing results in the modern organization. The Agenda Mover clearly explains how the combination of technical competence and political acumen can be used to make a great idea reality. This is a must-read for every executive. -- Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball We encounter a lot of leadership experts at Inc., but no one cuts through the hoo-haw surrounding the topic as brilliantly-or as entertainingly-as Sam. Readers of The Agenda Mover come away realizing that the core of leadership isn't the 'vision thing' or the `charisma thing.' It's the execution thing. Leaders who follow Sam's precepts don't waste time on flash. Instead they acquire that one essential but all-too-rare attribute of effective leadership: They get things done. -- Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief, Inc. Media

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