Can You Ignore Office Politics?

Let's Grow Leaders

Can you ignore office politics? The post Can You Ignore Office Politics? confidence Conflict Empowerment Fear and Courage Mentoring career career development office politics organizational dynamics political I wish the answer was yes.

Slaying the Politics Dragon

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robert Murray (and great advice): I have been getting an unusually high number of inquiries this week from young leaders asking about office or corporate politics. Corporate politics, unfortunately, are everywhere. Corporate politics happens for a number of reasons.

Don’t Like Organizational Politics? Get Over It.

Next Level Blog

As people were leaving the room, one of the managers sidled up to me and said she''d really like to see a post on navigating organizational politics. Before I got on the plane, I looked up the root of the word politics on Wikipedia. General Leadership Personal Presence Influence leadership Organizational politics

10 Ways to Win at Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Author Backstabbers Book Notes Gossip Leading Taking others higher Bill Brandt Culture Leadership Leadership Development Office Politics organizational success Lack of leadership invites backstabbing, gossip, sabotage, game-playing, and foot-dragging. But, don’t expect a savior on a white horse to rescue you after you’ve been stabbed in the back. Responding: Getting even with the person who made you look bad makes you look bad. Respond in ways that you would brag to mom about.

Is Political Correctness Coming to a Brand near You?

In the CEO Afterlife

Enter political correctness. Today, people find reasons to get upset about anything in the name of political correctness. They buckled to the nonsense and opened the door for more frivolous cases of political ridiculousness against some of our favorite time-honored brands.

Frontline Festival-April 2013: Feedback and Coaching Edition

Let's Grow Leaders

Courageous Feedback Lolly Daskal, encourages us to take some risks in giving feedback in her post, We Need a Courageous Conversation “In most organizations, and in our relationships, we’re all so busy being polite with [.] The post Frontline Festival-April 2013: Feedback and Coaching Edition appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. This month’s Frontline Festival is all about Feedback and Coaching. I am delighted by the outpouring of submissions.

Politics and the New Leader

Management Excellence

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The Office Politics Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work Jack Godwin Career Pess (2013) How to survive and then thrive by effectively managing micropolitics in the contemporary workplace As I began to read this book, I was reminded of another, Jeff Pfeffer’s Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t. […].

Women Leadership Changes in 2013

Coaching Tip

Still, in the year that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg published " Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ," women everywhere made impressive economic and political gains. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 19, 2013. It’s hard to believe that at the end of 2013 we still see more than a few all-male corporate boards and leadership teams.” Catalyst Take on Women Leaders in 2013. Janet Yellen is lined up to run the Federal Reserve.

An Argument for Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development conflict disengagement dysfunctional politeness ground rules Respect teamPosted in Leadership Development We’ve all experienced it. The meeting goes well. Everyone nods, smiles, and quickly agrees. There are no objections or even questions to answer.

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” Plato (paraphrased). Politics are about power, the acquisition of power, the distribution of power, the uses and abuses of power. Any relationship--personal or professional--becomes political the moment power is introduced. "In In today''s hyper-competitive job market, you have to be hardworking, smart and educated, but you also have to be politically astute.

5 Steps to Managing Emotions at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

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What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. If you live for instances in the US, don’t mention details of US politics without explaining them. Last week I travelled from Germany to the US for the New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

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Get Prepared for 2013?s Unpredictable Changes and Chances

The Practical Leader

The movie is partly based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. And what better way to prepare for 2013 than “giving your team the gift of becoming a better boss?”

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/16/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS A Life In Leadership: From D-Day to Ground Zero: An Autobiography John Whitehead The Art of Business: In the Footsteps of Giants Raymond T. Yeh with Stephanie H. Yeh Reply All…And Other Ways to […].

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Declaration of Independence: The Fundamental Question of Freedom

Lead Change Blog

The greatest challenge to freedom has never been the political hubris of aristocrats, bureaucrats, or those who would [.]. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Is it better to suffer the misfortunes of the mistakes of a free people or to live in the luxurious prison of a tyrant?

Orchestra Without a Conductor

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories Moms Growing Leaders: A Mother’s Day Tribute Can You Ignore Office Politics? May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. This was a farewell. The last concert of the year for the high-school orchestra. The seniors wore roses and beamed with personality.

Picking Political Battles … Winning the War

Ron Edmondson

I continually have well-meaning believers who want me to get more involved in the political debates of religion and culture. The post Picking Political Battles … Winning the War appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Republican Efforts to Regain Strength (Future of Political Parties).

Democracy, Work and Employee Engagement

Lead Change Blog

Moving into the 2012 holiday season, following an incredibly interesting political season has me reflecting on the nature of our political and work worlds — and their many parallels.

In Defense of Professional Intimacy

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories Peer Pressures: 5 Reasons You Frustrate Your Peers Can You Ignore Office Politics? May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. The professional distance thing has always been tricky for me. I get the rules.

Office Politics With a Condom

The Idolbuster

In the last post , I embedded a video in which Harvard Business Review authors Kent Lineback and Linda Hill champion the cause of using politics for good purposes. I know that politics is like kryptonite to many people, in part because politics can be so illogical, unethical, or just plain mean. But there are ways to play politics without catching an ethical disease. Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Part 17 (conclusion).

Does Obama Care About America’s Businesswomen?

Women on Business

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How To Stay Relevant & Have Impact

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Self Leadership [link] We are in an age of immense disruption: industries, societal codes, politics, demographics, you name it.

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Is This Phone on Mute? 6 Tips for Speaking To Be Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Communication Empowerment Fear and Courage message organizational politics positioning speakingHave you ever been in a meeting where 2 people said exactly the same thing … but one person got heard and the other did not? Have you ever been on a conference call and felt like you were speaking to the mute button? Perhaps you know that feeling of being ignored. Sometimes its position. [.] The post Is This Phone on Mute?

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5 Tips to Improve Communication with Employees Without Having to Use the Word ‘Bro’

Lead Change Blog

I don’t really follow politics), the saying is true: it’s lonely at the top. Posted in Leadership Development Being the boss can be difficult—just ask any manager anywhere on earth. From the Queen Ant all the way up to the President of the world (we have one of those, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. If you find [.] Author information Jacob Kache I work as a consultant for O.C.

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You Can’t Matter Until You Know What Matters

Leadership Freak

Distraction, frustration, and office politics dominate where people don’t know what’s important. Communication Goals Leading Marks of leaders Motivation Taking others higher Values Vision Leadership Leadership Development Office Politics organizational success quotes rallying point Leaders define what matters. Organizations grow weak and lethargic until someone creates focus and direction by explaining what’s meaningfully important. Leaders describe what’s relevant.

Does Avoiding Office Politics Mean Abdicating Your Power and Responsibility?

The Idolbuster

When I first entered the corporate world, I was under the illusion that I was above politics. I think my exact words ended with “I don’t play politics because I don’t need to.”. I, like many others, viewed politics as inherently manipulative and bad.

A Crisis Of Leadership – What’s Next?

N2Growth Blog

It’s also much more than an indictment on global politics; it’s a systemic problem that pervades every level of society. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

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Finding Compassion without Losing Power

Leadership Freak

Courage Marks of leaders Passion Power Strengths Success Taking others higher Communication compassion compassionate leadership Leadership Leadership Development organizational success politics Compassion is essential to exceptional leadership, extraordinary results, powerful impact, and richness of life. What does compassionate leadership look like? The opposite of compassion is mean. Mean leaders: Send the message that they can’t be questioned.

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Are You Creating Enemies or Traitors?

Modern Servant Leader

Reiterate that dirty politics or attacks on team members will not be tolerated. Servant Leadership "Bad Guys" "Dirty Politics" Create Enemies Leader Politics Traitors Villains You have a bad guy. The villain. The antagonist. This bad guy is either inside your company or outside. As a leader , you can influence where he is. Outside it better, but if you don’t point him out to your team, they’ll create the bad guy inside your company walls. Enemies.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies Today at 87

Leading Blog

She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness. She was involved in politics from a young age, giving her first political speech at 20.

Addressing the Rotten-Apple-People Problem

Leadership Freak

Backstabbers Complaints Health Leading Taking others higher Trust climate Culture Leadership Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success politics Rotten apples – negative, destructive, self-absorbed, unethical employees – pollute organizations. Furthermore, foul leaders inevitably build stagnant, foul organizations. Worse yet, passive leaders – those who tolerate rotten apples – create rotten environments by default.

How to Quickly End Office Drama

Leadership Freak

Backstabbers Communication Gossip Leading Marks of leaders Conflict Resolution conflict resolutions Interview office drama personality conflicts politics turf wars winners and losers Office drama – interpersonal spats, personality conflicts, p **g contests, and backstabbing – serves no useful purpose. Leaders frequently say people “problems” top the list of concerns they daily address. Drama: Elevates pettiness. Distracts from mission and vision. Drains energy. Reflects power struggles.

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Why Good Teams Make Bad Decisions

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It can happen with any kind of team – a work team, sports team, political team, or volunteer team… in any kind of setting – business, government, school, non-profit. Did you ever watch in dismay as a good team began to make a series of bad decisions?

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He’s not ready to be promoted (but thinks he is)

Lead Change Blog

He blames you, the system, politics and that crazy project you gave him last year. Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. You don’t. You don’t want to crush his spirits, but he’s not listening. He’s a strong performer and a vital member of your team. You know he’ll get there, but only if he listens. [.]

The Secret to Defeating Manipulators

Leadership Freak

Backstabbers Leading gaming Leadership Leadership Development manipulators organizational success politics PowerDon’t get played. Cowards, manipulators, and backstabbers encourage you to take risks so they don’t have to. They posture in shadows. Let others get dirty. They step into the light when it’s safe. Leading requires risk-taking. Don’t lead if you can’t take responsibility. Backstabbers and players, on the other hand, manipulate leaders. They want benefit while [.].

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We can find examples of effective teamwork in all types of environments – sports, military, and even historically in politics (e.g. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

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Rubbing the Genie

Leadership Freak

Communication Feedback Humility Lies Leaders Believe Power Taking others higher Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success politics Rub the genie to get three wishes. In organizations, rubbing the genie includes telling leaders what they want to hear. It’s an act of foolishness or profound friendship to speak the truth to power. Subordinates seldom speak hard truths to leaders who have power to assign projects, dispense raises, and give promotions.

Ready to Be Promoted?

Let's Grow Leaders

He blames you, the system, politics, and that crazy project you gave him last year. He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. You don’t. You don’t want to crush his spirits, but he’s not listening.

Learning the Wrong Lesson

Leading Blog

He chose to frame it as a "political" issue. Injustices happen. Bad things happen to good people. And when they do, we need to be sure we are taking away the right lesson.

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Leadershift Happening Now

Chris Brady

Books Politics Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille Launch a Leadershift My good friends Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille are set to release their groundbreaking book Leadershift in just a couple of weeks. If you are. [[ This is a content summary only.

5 Reasons to Share Your Unique Strength

General Leadership

He was a senior political advisor to Senator Gary Hart in his Washington office. ” Before this moment, “action” would have meant recommending some politically beneficial course of action to the powerful politicians he had worked with for several years.

Leadership and Memorial Day

N2Growth Blog

While the following may not be politically correct, I believe it nonetheless represents the truth - it also takes guts to be a leader. There are many so-called management gurus in today’s politically correct world who would take great exception to what I’m putting forth in today’s post.