Office Politics

Developing Your Political Savvy – Positively

April 17, 2013

There’s a newly formed community of practice from ASTD called the Workforce Development Community. The community’s goal is is to help managers and trainers understand how to better develop and engage employees, and to show them why doing so creates a more productive workplace and improves employee retention. Ron Lippock, Senior Director for ASTD’s Communities […]

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I’ve Never Had a Bad Boss

October 25, 2011

I’ve never had a bad boss. Seriously. During my two decades in corporate America, I have had 14 direct supervisors. Add to that the dozens of project leaders and various quasi-leaders I had during my tenures on several non-profit boards and it adds up to nearly 30 people to whom I have had to account […]

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Leaders Help People Connect the Dots

November 5, 2010

 It was a typical day for Pete, a division manager who oversees the work of 1200 employees for a large multi-national enterprise. Like many others, the day was full of meetings, deadlines and urgent tasks, when one issue rose above the rest: rumors had surfaced that the company was planning on selling off one of […]

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Leadership, Writing & Office Politics

March 6, 2010

Activity on The People Equation has been light recently due to my many offline projects. Here’s a quick run-down on what’s been happening and how you might benefit from knowing about them: The HR Happy Hour Tackles Leadership Earlier this week I was a guest on the The HR Happy Hour radio show (Episode 35: […]

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