Gears Turning in Your Head

Dealing with Office Politics

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Every organization has its share of politics. It’s critical for you to understand the players and how they interact and the way the game is played to minimize your risks and stay focused on your work.

Duration: 24 minutes of video lessons

The course covers:

  • Getting to Know the Players and Their Relationships
  • Understanding the Rules of the Game
  • Staying Focused on Business Outcomes
  • Avoiding Political Battles
  • Building and Maintaining a Network of Supporters

The target audience for this course is anyone who has to navigate political office environments and manage the risks associated with operating in those situations. The value of this course to participants and the organization are:

  • Fewer political issues leading to more focus on getting real work done
  • Less conflict which improves morale and office relationships

Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS. He is an internationally recognized author, trainer, speaker, and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, strategy, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding thoughtLEADERS, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of three books: One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal LeadershipLead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results, and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved. Mike is also one of the most popular authors on LinkedIn Learning where he has published 30 courses that have been viewed millions of times by learners from around the world.