corporate politics

Fast Friday with Charlotte Rampling, actress in the Swimming Pool

Recently, someone very close to me started a new job at a company that likes to boast about all their “Best Companies” “Best Places to Work” type awards.  My friend’s first-week orientation program consisted of a 20 minute meeting with their new boss, getting caught in the middle of a spat between the new boss and a retiring …

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Political games in organizations: the ones other people play. Not you of course.

Recently we held a Peer Roundtable Exchange on the topic: Political Games in Organizations.  Using materials provided by our colleagues at Coaching Ourselves, our lively group of mid-career leaders explored the topic of politics in organizations and reinforced my own view that “playing the game” is a daily reality in organizations… and may even spill over …

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