Organizational leaders as political strategists: a stakeholder management perspective

Sonny Nwankwo (Sheffield Business School, Sheffield, UK)
Bill Richardson (formerly of Sheffield Business School, Sheffield, UK)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Observes that, as we move through the 1990s, a “competence‐based” view of strategic management is emerging and gathering force. Explains the underlying idea which organizational success is not only due to competitive market offers and activities but more to organizational skills which underpin them. Provides a framework to guide organizational leaders in developing and deploying an important leadership skill ‐ political strategy competence ‐ which would enable them to negotiate the future of their organizations successfully.



Nwankwo, S. and Richardson, B. (1996), "Organizational leaders as political strategists: a stakeholder management perspective", Management Decision, Vol. 34 No. 10, pp. 43-49.

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Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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