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Introduction: A Good Idea Is Not Enough: You Need Political Competence

Introduction

A Good Idea Is Not Enough: You Need Political Competence

Did you ever have the feeling that you knew exactly what had to be done in your organization (be it at your office, school, union, political party, neighborhood—wherever your job or life interests take you), but you just couldn’t get others to go along with you? Did you ever have the feeling that others—whose ideas maybe aren’t as good as yours—are capable of getting their agendas adopted, while you constantly run into roadblocks whenever you try to get a group of people to agree with you? Why is it that even though you usually have great ideas, others seem to be able to get people to join their bandwagon, while you end up standing on the sidelines watching the parade pass by? Have you tried to follow what the experts say about how to execu....


  

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