Political Acuity

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Ferris, G. R.,  Davidson, S. L. & Perrewé, P. L.. (2005). Political Skill at Work. Davies-Black Publishing.

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Hartley, J., J. Alford, O. H., and Yates, S. (2018). Leading with political astuteness: A study of public managers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Australia and New Zealand School of Government and the Chartered Management. [UK, AU, NZ]

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Leach, N. (2019). Political Acumen in the Workplace. Municipal World, 23(4).

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Perrewé, P. L., Ferris, G. R., Stoner, J. S., & Brouer, R. L. (2007). The Positive Role of Political Skill in Organizations. In D. L. Nelson and C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Positive Organizational Behavior (pp. 117-128). Sage Publications.

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Siegel, D. (2015). Leaders in the Shadows: the leadership qualities of municipal chief administrative officers. University of Toronto Press.

Siegel, D. (2015) The Public Service Bargain in Local Government: A New Way of Looking at Relations between Council and CAOs. Canadian Public Administration, 58(3), 406–425.

Siegel, D. (2020). Public servants and politics: Developing political acuity in local government. Canadian Public Administration, 63(4), 620-639.

Stillman, R. J. (1974). The Rise of the City Manager. University of New Mexico Press.

Walter. A. (2017). Fusion of Powers? Building Connections Between the Public Service and the Legislative Branch. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 40(4).