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Work Politics Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To

Work Politics Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To

Work politics sucks, but it doesn’t have to

Let’s get real here: politics in the work place exists, it sucks, and it’s not going anywhere.

It’s one of those truths of work life that we wish weren’t true.

At it’s worst, office politics is about power, control, self-interest, career building, and everything but actually doing good work.

e.g. the CEO choosing a direction that the entire rest of the leadership team (and everyone else) is opposed to, but forces them to comply with a “get this done, or get fired” approach.

Spend 20% Of Your Time On Strategy

Spend 20% Of Your Time On Strategy

"You should be spending 20% of your time on strategy. Spend time thinking about the bigger picture, about how things are going, and how we might do things differently. Take time out of the day-to-day and think about this." When I got my first official team lead...