10 Ways to Win at Office Politics

Another fantastic post by Dan Rockwell – aka the “Leadership Freak”. Check it out and have a wonderful day.

 

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office-politics

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.

You look fearful, weak, vindictive, angry, and defensive when you respond negatively to negative office politics.

You lose if you can’t deal with office politics.

Judge your motives and behaviors by two questions. Does this intention reflect who I want to be? And, am I acting in the best interests of my organization?

Winning at office politics:

  1. Don’t expect the boss to intervene. Most bosses let politics play out.
  2. Don’t get involved in office turmoil.
  3. Don’t share office gossip.
  4. Don’t complain about colleagues. Use the “in the room” rule. Imagine the person you are talking…

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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on December 4, 2013, in Leadership, Reblogs and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the reblog Tim!

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