Strategic Tips to Navigate Office Politics

Lead Change Blog

Nobody likes dealing with office politics, but learning how your company operates and identifying who is holding the power over your advancement is a key component to success in your career. The post Strategic Tips to Navigate Office Politics appeared first on Lead Change.

The Politics of Promotion

Lead Change Blog

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. But politics are the reality of the workplace, one that differs between organizations and fluctuates over time.Learning to navigate these complex rules and customs is the key to professional recognition for women, fostering relationships that reach far beyond the next evaluation.

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How To Play Politics With Political People.

Rich Gee Group

I'm bad at politics. If you experience evil political people at work or in your business, this article is for you. Political people suck - in the everyday business world, we call them 'empty suits'. Political people try to snare you into a political cage of their thinking - and then try to turn it on you. Political people love to fold reality - you need to fight back with facts. Let's face it - political people are a s. Most of us are.

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. The tricky part about politics in business is you’re supposed to be on the same team with your co-workers. As a final thought, my best advice is to lead rather than politic.

How Women Can Master Office Politics To Grow Their Career And Help Their Team Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one aspect of today’s workplaces most of us could do without, it’s office politics. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts communication growth leadership motivation office politicsAnd yet, the simple truth is you need to master it to grow your career. Unfortunately, for most women, this is easier said than done. So how can they overcome this hurdle and become. Click to continue reading.

Office Politics and Survivor on T.V.

Leadership Freak

Think of office politics as alliance-building. But avoid unethical office politics. It’s another thing… Continue reading → Author Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development Office PoliticsNo one survives and thrives on their own. Rob Jolles explains that it’s one thing to get a job.

How to Find Advantage in Office Politics

Leadership Freak

But political skill is one reason they earned their position. Perhaps you should… Continue reading → Culture Leadership Development Office PoliticsWhat seems like weakness may be advantage. Your manager’s obsession with the opinion of upper management may drive you crazy.

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.

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. In the world of politics, it comes at you from all places. This is the root of nasty, drama filled politics. This is the “Killer App” for mitigating politics… Be forever positive.

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.

Is Politically Correct Correct? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I started researching and working on this Remarkable TV episode, I discovered that like much of our language, the meaning of the words ‘politically correct’ have changed over time – leading people to have very different opinions on the meaning of the words. The post Is Politically Correct Correct?

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!”

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.

Overcoming Office Politics – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Every office has its fair-share of politics – it’s one of the areas where we receive the most questions and it’s the topic of some of our most popular webinars. And while I can’t necessarily help how others respond to office politics (at least not in a 4-minute video), I can help YOU! The post Overcoming Office Politics – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Business Politics Practices – Delay Tactics

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Practices – Delay Tactics for just $2! Business Politics Practices Premium business politics business politics practices delay tactics Practices for Professionals strategydrivenDelays are a powerful tool that can be exercised by almost anyone.

3 Listening Lessons We Can All Use From Political Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

They speak in sound […] The post 3 Listening Lessons We Can All Use From Political Leadership appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. accountability Change Communication Culture constituents listening political leadership politics A Guest Post from Rose Fass, CEO, fassforward Many leaders talk a good game. Some have even managed to talk their way to the top. But ironically, there’s one leadership quality that often gets the silent treatment.

Business Politics Practices – Managing Up Scapegoat Technique

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Practices – Managing Up Scapegoat Technique for just $2! Business Politics Practices Premium business management business politics managing up political practices strategydrivenEvery good leader understands that the notion of managing up is a farce. Subordinates simply don’t possess the positional authority to “manage” – set priorities, established schedules and due dates, and direct actions – superiors.

Leadership & Political Correctness | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

OXYMORON …Great leaders are not politically correct, but they are politically savvy – there is a difference. Putting political agendas and peer pressure aside (as great leaders do), leaders should not make their choices based upon public opinion. I don’t know about you, but it’s almost as if we have raised a generation of leaders who feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to be politically correct – WRONG.

Reframing Your Relationship with Influence, Power, and Office Politics

Management Excellence

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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 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. Even though the elections are over, many people are deeply worried about what will happen next. Each side was very concerned about what would happen if their candidate did not win. And now, half the voting population must deal […].

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. You can find these types of examples everywhere, but the gender chasm in business and politics shows no signs of closing until the gender makeup of political and business leadership becomes equal (or at least closer to being equal). Is the gender chasm in business and politics going to close in our lifetimes?

Business Politics Practices – Lie with Impunity

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Practices – Lie with Impunity for just $2! Business Politics Practices Premium business politics business politics practices lying strategydrivenLying is wrong. Business politicians master the art of manipulating and misrepresenting facts to elicited a desired response. They do this by making ambiguous assertions providing the necessary false impression with an accountability escape route. Hi there!

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Attrition

Strategy Driven

Yet a significant portion of voluntary attrition is directly related to an abusive work environment created, in part, by excessive business politics. Thus, reduced workplace politics can directly improve the organization’s bottom line. Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Attrition and gain access to the accompanying tool for just $2! The staggering cost of employee turnover goes largely unrecognized.

The P Word: Politics and Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] The higher up you coach in an organization, the more politics is a true issue. I have even had people tell me “there are no politics” in their organization. And “politics” is [.]. It’s a base to cover with leaders that turns out to be somewhat of a taboo for some. Well, that’s just not so. Leadership Development

How to avoid talking politics at work

HR Digest

You know Dina’s itching for a fight, since – she knows it and you know it – the two of you have polar opposite political views. How are you supposed to have a civilized debate on emotionally charged political talk in the office? As the saying goes, “don’t talk religion or politics in the office.” It’s quite easy to avoid politics at work when you’re months away from the next election. Can you ban all political discussion at work? Avoid Talking Politics At Work.

Business Politics Practices – Manipulating the Intent

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Practices – Manipulating the Intent for just $2! Business Politics Practices Premium business politics business politics practices manipulating the intent personal power strategydrivenIntent, like beauty, is held in the eye of the beholder. Organizations employ policies practices, and procedures as a way to promote consistency in behaviors among executives, managers, and employees.

Business Politics Landscape – Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape

Strategy Driven

All organizations are political to some degree with their culture defining the predominant, acceptable political practices – the organization’s political landscape. This unique landscape represents where political activity takes place and the sources of power exerted, shaped by established activity controls and triggers respectively. Buy access to Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape for just $2!

How to Avoid Political Wars at Work

Women on Business

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12 Strategies for Navigating Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Think of office politics as connecting with people for mutual benefit. Your work doesn’t always speak for itself. The most skilled don’t always earn the best promotions. Those skilled at the social game… Continue reading → Leading

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

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

Women on Business

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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? In his article A Prayer for Tuesday, Alan Briskin suggests the possibility that we have “reached a nadir, a low point in our national discourse, from which we could rise.” […].

Stop Talking About Politics At Work

LDRLB

I was raised by parents in a generation where discussions of politics or money were taboo to all but very close friends. (Of At the same time, though, I’ve kept to my faith that discussions of politics can be outright rude in social settings and in the workplace. But recent research suggests that talking about politics at work, even knowing the political opinions of your coworkers, could actually have a detrimental effect on YOU and your work. Maybe you don’t.

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

Business Politics Players – Six Types of Personal Power

Strategy Driven

See StrategyDriven article Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape ). Buy access to Business Politics Players – Six Types of Personal Power for just $2! Business Politics Players Premium business management business politics Business politics players Practices for Professionals strategydrivenPersonal powers are the mechanisms by which one influences the actions of others.

Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power for just $2! Business Politics Players Premium business politics personal power strategydrivenSome personal power is organizationally bestowed. Others are self-earned. Each is effective when wielded in the proper place and time.

Business Politics Practices – Creating a Power Position Environment

Strategy Driven

Successfully exercising personal power for political gain requires overcoming those who would oppose you. Buy access to Business Politics Practices – Creating a Power Position Environment for just $2! Business Politics Practices Premium business management business politics business politics practices strategydrivenWinning these engagements, both strategic and tactical, becomes far easier when starting from a position of power.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction

Strategy Driven

Others, however, are induced by workplace structures, policies, and employees (executives, managers, supervisors, and individual contributors) including through the abusive exercise of business politics. Business politics vary in their impact on employee productivity. Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! Business Politics Impacts Premium

Assessing Power and Politics in Your Organization

Management Excellence

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How To Survive Talking About Politics | Burkcast | 0103

LDRLB

Burkcast politics burkcast confirmation biasForgive us our confirmation bias, as we forgive those with confirmation bias. Like this episode? Be sure to share it with your friends using the social sharing buttons on your screen. What is the Burkcast? Burkcasts are powerful but informal (and short) videos offering tips, recommendations, or advice on how to work and lead smarter. We send one each week. Sign up to be the first to know when a new one is live. Success!

A Campbell’s Soup CEO on Office Politics

Leadership Freak

Author Leading Office PoliticsOffice politicians make themselves look good while making others look bad. “Create environments where people believe they will be honored,” Doug Conant. I recall a meeting where an office politician made a member of the team look incompetent. They subtly pointed out a Director’s mistake – who wasn’t present – while demonstrating their own competence. [.].

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! Business Politics Impacts Premium business politics impacts employee engagement employee productivity strategydrivenUnseen millions are lost by companies every year; the result of employees withholding the full commitment of their physical, intellectual, and emotional contributions.