Political Sabotage at Work: Surviving the shark tank

Episode #168 // Politics is no fun. It can undo you, even if you’re operating with good intent, and doing everything right.

On one level, politics can be seen simply as the process of influencing—but on another it can be a devious, divisive, and manipulative tool, used by individuals to further their own power and control. If allowed to fester, this creates a toxic culture, which can ultimately ruin your company.

During my corporate career, I was almost brought undone a few times by political attacks that I didn’t see coming… so, today is all about how to recognize and navigate politics, without buying into the political game yourself. I even get a little help from Niccolo Machiavelli, the father of political strategy, who brings a layer of understanding to the numerous scars I’ve acquired!

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