Leadership and Office Politics

N2Growth Blog

This is the time of year when most of us turn our attention to presidential politics, but let us not forget that business is also political – to think otherwise is simply naïve. Office politics exist in every organization without regard for industry, structure, culture or values.

Do Extroverts Have an Advantage in Political Campaigns?

C-Level Strategies

I had a private exchange on Twitter a few days ago with Carol Roth in which I mentioned to her that I’m a “political junkie.” And do extroverts have an advantage in politics because of the campaign system?” A campaign for political office is different.

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How to Talk about Politics at Work

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post How to Talk about Politics at Work appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. The recent US elections might have been the most contentious ever. And strong feelings continue to abound.

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.

Video Evidence of the Gender Chasm in Business and Politics

Women on Business

The gender gap looks more like a chasm in business and politics today — surprising in 2012. Political Gender Chasm Video Evidence. Is the gender chasm in business and politics going to close in our lifetimes?

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

Assessing Power and Politics in Your Organization

Management Excellence

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How to Avoid Political Wars at Work

Women on Business

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Six Secrets to Winning at Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Being great at your job… Continue reading → Influence Leading Success Communication Leadership Office Politics The most qualified people don’t always get the most done or earn the best promotions. We all know someone who got promoted because they knew the right person.

The Six Rules of Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Office… Continue reading → Backstabbers Culture Influence Leading Taking others higher adversarial relationship Leadership Development Office Politics An adversarial relationship with a skilled office politician destroys opportunities. It could end your career. You despise their shenanigans, but unless you have authority to deal with them, learn to get along.

Pageant Experience Comes in Handy, Especially When You Have to Discuss Politics at Work

Women on Business

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Overcome the Dangers of Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Backstabbers Communication Gossip Insecurity Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Culture defensiveness Leadership Leadership Development Office Politics organizational success performance metrics personal agendas political environments politicsUnethical office politicians create perceived threats. They’ll suggest someone is out to get you. Watch out for Joe!”

Quotes from Great US Political Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post Quotes from Great US Political Leaders appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. What will we do after the US elections? Will we further our divisions into a stalemate or find common ground to move forward as a nation?

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.

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).

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).

Women Need to Embrace Office Politics to Get Ahead

Great Leadership By Dan

"Office politics can make or break your career. Women avoid politics due to their belief that it’s dirty and underhanded, and it’s a waste of their valuable time. We need to embrace office politics to get ahead." Read the rest of B onnie Marcus''s guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to learn the importance of politics, power and culture in getting ahead. Bonnie Marcus career advice career success politics power women leadership

Politics and the New Leader

Management Excellence

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Leaders, Politics and Those “Others”

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders know that effective political skills are essential in navigating safely in today’s world where knowing how to handle sticky issues with powerful people, colleagues, and friends is an advanced relationship survival skill. This subject (politics and power) hit me as the US Presidential election played out this November.

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.

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Why To Be Unpopular in a Politically Correct World

Let's Grow Leaders

“Being Politically Correct means always having to say you’re sorry.” I encourage you to check it […] The post Why To Be Unpopular in a Politically Correct World appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

On Leadership and The Politics of Onions

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s a lesson about creating political change, but it also offers a great insight into how to be more effective as a leader and/or a marketer. There’s an interesting dynamic taking place in India right now. Indian politicians have been battling one another as to how to reverse the country’s declining economy, but no consensus […].

Don’t Get Blindsided by Organizational Politics

Management Excellence

For all of us, ignoring this very real human behavior that manifests itself as organizational politics, is a sure-fire way to end up at best on the fringe of irrelevance, and at worst, to end up outside, wondering what happened. Here are 7 ideas you can apply to "play politics" and maintain your integrity: Career Professional Growth Values Organizational Politics Politics with Integrity power Your Career

Five Ways to Master Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Image source Office politics is not a dirty word; you’ll go further if you can play. Sadly, many bosses rise to authority because they understand and play dirty office politics. Even in work cultures where bosses effectively deal with backstabbing, gossip, and office maneuvering, playing politics [.]. Backstabbers Gossip Influence Personal Growth Leadership Development Office PoliticsBelieving good work always speaks for itself is naïve.

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.

Why You Should Not Avoid Office Politics

First Friday Book Synopsis

Many managers hate office politics. Bob's blog entries "Stop Avoiding Office Politics" by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press Harvard Business School HBR newsletters Kent Lineback Management Tip of the Day Why You Should Not Avoid Office PoliticsHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

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.

On Leadership and the Political Season: How All Leaders Can Discern Deceit and Restore Truth

Linked 2 Leadership

Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. Whether in work, life, or play, we’re hard-wired to face competition with power, tenacity, and the goal of winning. It’s the American way. And for many, winning has become the supreme, all-important goal! On Leadership and Lies As we approach mid-term elections in […].

So You Think You Can Ignore Office Politics? Think Again!

Management is a Journey

At times in my consulting and training work, different managers will tell me that they ignore office politics and just do their jobs. They explain that good work and a high performing team are all they need in their management role to be influential in their organizations and to support their team. I explain that [.]. Videos emotional intelligence management strategic thinking survival skills

Politically Incorrect Authors

Execupundit

Who else could make the politically incorrect list? The great books according to Kenneth Anderson. I always read Steyn but have never read AA Gill. There's another author for the stack.] Some nominees: Tom Wolfe Tom Sharpe Michael Crichton Daniel Silva Mark Helprin Ben Elton

Politics in the church…

Ron Edmondson

Someone asked, “Why are there politics in the church?” Where people gather…things will often get political. Sounds like politics to me. We shouldn’t be surprised when politics appear in the church. Sounds somewhat political to me.

Leave the politics at home

Bud to Boss

Yesterday’s Forbes article “Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired” was eye-opening. I’ve long felt that political discussion has its place, and that the workplace isn’t it, but my reasoning was more based on productivity and relationships.

Leave the politics at home

Bud to Boss

Yesterday’s Forbes article “Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired” was eye-opening. I’ve long felt that political discussion has its place, and that the workplace isn’t it, but my reasoning was more based on productivity and relationships.

Leadership Caffeine: 4 Ideas for Navigating Organizational Politics

Management Excellence

Much like the notion of “pursuing power,” the idea of “playing politics” conjures up dirty images of questionable behind-the-scenes machinations and a vision of toes or faces being stepped on by those engaged in a series of less than noble games. And while those environments exist, it’s been my experience that the political environment in most firms is a bit more collegial than the television-type drama we often associate with organizational politics.

Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

Harvard Business Review

There is strong evidence that our work ratings, bonuses, and promotions are weakly correlated to actual performance — in fact, performance may even matter less to our success than our political skills and how we are perceived by those who make the decisions.

Political Hypocrisy

Execupundit

Jonathan Bethune : Why Both The Left and The Right Are Political Hypocrites

But, what about the bird? …on politics in America today

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

His provocative message on politics in America today is timely and worthy of reflection. …on politics in America today appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post by Larry Ackerman I am honored to host this guest post by my friend and colleague Larry Ackerman. Ever wonder how birds get around, how they are able to fly? They use their strong breast muscles to flap […]. The post But, what about the bird?

21 Thoughts on Office Politics

Execupundit

Remember that the trick is to fight the weasels without becoming one. Don''t be too clever by half. Recognize that getting a job and doing it well are two different things. Hone your skills. Constantly. Don''t expect people to have long memories about good things. Don''t expect fairness.

Trust Decisions and The Republican Debate (all Learning no Politics) – Remarkable TV Live

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Trust Decisions and The Republican Debate (all Learning no Politics) – Remarkable TV Live appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Here is our most watched Remarkable TV Live yet – where I am talking about the decisions we make related to trust (and how they impact our results) as well as my observations from the fourth Republican Debate as relates to trust building.

Weekly Round-Up: Upside to Bad Bosses, Obligation to Dissent, Disorganized Businesses, Real Life Leadership Lessons, & Learn From Political Arguing

leaderCommunicator

This week you’ll read articles on 5 leadership lessons from bad bosses, true leaders believe dissent is an obligation, 5 reasons disorganized businesses are likely to fail, real life lessons from real life leaders, and 7 leadership lessons from political arguing.