Get Them on Your Side

Win Support. Convert Skeptics. Get Results.

Politics is an inevitable, legitimate, and even beneficial aspect of corporate and organizational life. Hard work and good ideas are not enough to ensure success-your ability to win allies and head off resistance is what really matters in today’s corporate environment. If you don’t garner support for your ideas, you could become an organizational casualty.

Get Them on Your Side outlines how to:

  • Assess allies and resistors
  • Build coalitions
  • Negotiate support
  • Understand the agendas of others

Click here to buy the book.


Proactive Leadership

Being proactive is your ability to move beyond obstacles and blocks to realize your goals. Proactive leadership — being proactive, getting people on your side, and keeping them there — is fundamentally about building and maintaining effective relationships. You can view these relationships as broadly as one country getting along with another. Or you can bring it all the way down to how you and your spouse or partner get along with one another. Although we usually equate leadership within a business or organizational context, the reality is that even making a family vacation happen is an idea that requires leadership.

This blog is all about the concept of proactive leadership. We look out in the world and identify high profile and low profile situations that necessitate a proactive leadership approach. Through a cadre of expert opinion and experienced points of view, we help our readers apply the concepts of proactive leadership to these real situations. We also help them better understand proactive leadership and how to apply the concepts to their personal and/or professional lives.