This is the revised and updated second edition of this popular and radical view of organizational politics. It presents a radical view of organizational politics - shows how they can be a positive force and enhance company performance. Politics are an integral part of corporate life but as yet little has been written on the subject. The authors are established experts in this field and have attracted media coverage including "The Times" & "Director" magazines.The second edition extends the influential ideas developed in the original book with more practical advice about working with organizational politics for personal and organizational benefit. Drawing on recent research, with updated examples, it provides an essential and practical insight into the centrality of politics in organizational life.