Office Politics

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If your networking and connections helped you become a manager, your workers may view you as the "boss's pet." Here's some advice:
Your team and your company have gone through dramatic changes in the last few years. Now, you feel things have calmed down, and the old, family-like atmosphere has been restored. But today, you think that might not be such a good thing ...
Even though you're Alain's supervisor, you and he have basically worked as equal partners for some time. But his ambition to move up is fairly transparent. And he's a firm believer that it's who you know, not what you know, that gets you ahead ...
1. Focus on what you want to happen, not on how you feel. The emotional response always kicks in first, but the trick is not to act on it. 2. Schedule a meeting to discuss the problem. Often, that’s the hardest thing to do. You hope the problem will resolve itself. Usually it doesn’t, and [...]
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