Today I gave a presentation to the Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence on “Office Politics: How to Deal with Bad Actors in a Good Way”. Throughout the presentation, I made reference to books and blog articles that contained great information about navigating office politics while maintaining one’s integrity.
Here’s that list of resources:
Navigating Office Politics (video) – via Leila’s House of Corrections
Gust: The “Tale” Wind of Office Politics – by Tim Johnson
Importance of Cultivating Your Influence – while not specifically about office politics, leadership coach Art Petty shares sage advice for leaders: “Be aware of politics, and instead of denying it, use ethical finesse in coping with and managing it.”
officepolitics.com – created by author Franke James, this is an online forum for people seeking advice on how to deal with “bad” office politics. Franke’s book “Dear Office Politics: The Game Everyone Plays” was a 2010 winner of the Axiom Awards.
Political Skill at Work – by Gerald Ferris, Sherry Davidson and Pamela Perrewe.
I also drew upon information provided to me by fellow leadership consultant Angie Chaplin. She sent me a two-part series from the Forbes.com site on navigating office politics. Read it here and here. Thanks, Angie!
What other resources do you use to help you navigate office politics in a positive way?
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