Archive for the 'Business' Category

Democracy As a Business Option

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been so alarmed with what is going on in the world – from our government’s politics, to global warming – that I feel a crushing need to do something. Maybe you can resonate with the fact that that seems easier to say than to do. overwhelm doesn’t begin […]

Office Politics – Seven Savvy Tips

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Office Politics is a fact of life, like death and taxes, and similarly best dealt with square on. Ignoring or avoiding often leads to getting blindsided, benched or even blacklisted. While you may not relish the game as many people do, you must at least acquire a modicum of political savvy to be effective in […]

When Politics Prevent Innovation – Or. Still Fighting Battles and Losing Wars

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

The objective is to beat the competition and make money. Everything a business organization does should be focused on that simple objective, with interpretation through various Vision and Mission Statements. However if we take a survey of how our organizations spend our energy, often that objective is lost in a web of internal politics and […]

The Ethical Globalized State

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The process of preconceiving liberal democratic values and re-institutionalizing them for a global world calls for nothing less than a new enlightenment. Such a global enlightenment should aim to civilize the increasingly brutal world of global economics, just as the eighteenth century Enlightenment began the process of civilizing the absolutist post-Westphalia states. It is within […]

Cutting Through the Politics

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Politics in the workplace is a fact of life. If you don’t like it, get over it, or quit. Organizations are made up of people and nobody is perfect. People see from their perceptions and often have conflicting goals and objectives. Because of these factors, it’s inevitable that politics will surface in companies of all […]

Smart Media Communications; Part 5 – Understanding Media Politics And Your PR Plan

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Now that we have generally discussed how to get newspaper, radio and TV publicity in (parts 1-4) of this mini series, we will conclude this series with a little insight into managing a public relations media communications roll out plan. This article is based on several years of personal experience. When thinking about communicating with […]

Using Office Politics – Why Not Play the Game?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

“I don’t play games at work,” proudly declares the naive, unsavvy person who needs to believe that all it should take to succeed is hard work and talent. After all, it is a fundamental message many of us heard growing up from parents and educators who also needed to believe in this simplistic formula for […]

Office Politics – The Worst Fear in Your Working Life

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

So when you just graduated from university/college and looking forward to your first job, everything was doing great – your boss is nice, Supervisor and colleagues are helpful and friendly, but your worst fear comes true when you are caught in one of the most common problem which is office politics. It is unfortunate but […]

Office Politics is Bad for Business

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Office politics is a significant player in nearly every organization. The bigger the organization the bigger the politics become. The “drama” associated with such games can cause serious problems for companies in terms of operations, innovation and morale. Companies that want to beat out their competitors need to keep down the level of politics that […]

Leadership Tips – Office Politics

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Political Expert For many years that’s what people called me.?It was not a title I wore proudly.?I worked my way from entry level programmer to senior management in a large telecom company.?I knew a lot of people, and I had a great sense for how to work within the “system”.?I understood how it could overwhelm […]

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