Carter, co-author of Born to Believe with his brother Cris Carter, a wide receiver for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, understands the petty politics that characterize the turbulent working world.
WS: At 22, you were a rookie on the Los Angeles Lakers. Your career as a basketball player also included stints with the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. Did you worry about “office politics” as a player? Or did talent speak for itself?
Carter: Politics matter everywhere, whether you’re a professional athlete or a manager at a company. I found it’s important to be flexible, to work hard for my team but also realize I might not be there for long. That gave me an openness to opportunity. It kind of removed me from the internal politics.
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