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Office Politics

He said something to her and she said something behind his back. Then you put something in an email and included someone who shouldn't have been on there. Not only is the boss' nephew is getting the promotion you wanted, but you're pretty sure your manager is having a romantic relationship with your office rival. Welcome to the world of office politics. Thankfully, we've got articles and experts who can help you mitigate the fallout.

Office Politics Advice

  • 5 Job Hunting Tips When You Already Have a Job

    The one huge caveat about job hunting while you have a job is just that…you already have a job. And if your boss or catty colleague catches wind that you’re interviewing for another position, you could potentially put your current job at … Read more...

  • 12 Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

    Like many introverts, even though I need my quiet time to get fueled before and after a presentation, I enjoy being in front of the room, engaging with audiences. Read more...

  • 3 Reasons the Worst People Get Ahead at Work

    A recent Wall Street Journal article cites research claiming workers with personality comprising the "dark triad" (which we'll get to later) actually have some worthwhile attributes hiding in a sea of awfulness. So what are these attributes … Read more...

  • The 7 Rules for Navigating Office Friendships

    Some people say you shouldn’t be friends with anyone at work. Others say being extremely close with coworkers is necessary because it increases employee satisfaction and productivity. But why can’t there be a middle ground? Read more...

  • 12 Communication Tips to Win People Over

    Whether your audience is a roomful of caffeinated convention-goers or a lone gatekeeper to potential employment, your first task is engagement. Those initial seconds will either open a pathway or lay the first bricks of a wall — and … Read more...

  • How Millennials Can Transform Into Leaders

    How does the new generation of workers transform itself into leaders? In her new book, Becoming the Boss, Lindsey Pollak offers Generation Y readers advice to help them grow from team members to team leaders not only in the organizations … Read more...

  • 4 Ways to Get a Recommendation From Your Boss

    Asking for a recommendation can certainly be stressful, awkward, and a bit unpleasant. After all, you never know what your boss’ reaction might be to the news that you’re essentially looking to leave the company. But if you’re in the market … Read more...

  • 7 Signs You Have a Terrible Boss

    It's important to determine because most people don't quit jobs, they quit bosses. So if you can pinpoint your boss as the cause of the majority of your distress -- especially during the job interview process -- you can start to plan your … Read more...