Office Politics Is Like A Game Of Chess ♟️Play It Well, And You Win. If You Ignore It And You Lose.
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Avoid office politics at all costs." I DISAGREE - that advice will kill your career. It would be best if you played office politics to succeed ❗❗ In 2015, a senior leader taught me how to 'play' the game when I transferred to a new country leadership job. - He told me who to befriend in the corporate hierarchy. - He took me through their agendas. - He gave me the best approach for each person. When I played the game, my career skyrocketed � When I didn't play it, it cost me my job ❌ Here are four ways to 'play the game.' 1️⃣ Understand the culture and hierarchy. Ignorance is NOT bliss. If you want to be recognized or need support for your projects, you need to know the decision-makers and get clear on their agenda. 2️⃣ Demonstrate your value. By working hard and helping others, you'll earn respect. Speak up in meetings, share ideas and make everyone feel included - the corporate game can be cutthroat - don't be seen as docile. 3️⃣ Learn soft skills. Hard skills are trained and measurable. Soft skills are intangible but will help you understand, empathize and connect with people on deeper levels. If you need coaching on this, invest in it! 4️⃣ Spread positive energy. If you make people feel good and ooze positivity, people will want you on their team, and you'll win more opportunities. Avoid being the pessimist. Offer solutions, don't just highlight problems. Office politics is like a game of chess ♟️ Play it well, and you win. If you Ignore it and you lose.
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