Skill Up on Office Politics

Whether we like it or not, office politics is everywhere. Turn on the TV, any channel really, and there it is: politics. Get up and go to work, and there it is again: politics. Despite its initial stench of nastiness, betrayal and lies, politics is actually a skill – and a worthwhile one. Seldom have leaders or managers in any business or organization gotten to where they are without playing some form of office politics. And if they managed to get by without doing so, it’s likely they got lucky, some experts say. One such expert is Jack Godwin, a political scientist and author of “The Office Politics Handbook: Winning…

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Eight Principles of Inspirational Leadership

Companies from all over the world are thinking differently about values, culture, trust, transparency, meaningful connections and collaboration. These characteristics are different from command and control organizations where power is the province of the few and information is tightly controlled. This traditional ethic has led to uneven performance, escalating self-interest, growing dissatisfaction with companies, missed opportunities and even scandal, but talent leaders can help companies to envision a different future by enabling a new brand of leadership. Living examples of this new future are led by people who have a different view of what leadership means and can do. They view it as a behavior, not a title. It is…

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