Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Understanding: navigating the unwritten rules of politics and power

Understanding involves a person observing other people having conversations and thinking, what games do I need to play?

To speak up and listen up effectively, you have to understand the political environment around you. Learning how to read the unwritten rules of the game is vital for your success and your career.

This is about deciphering politics and being able to spot the difference between the official and unofficial rulebook. It is about navigating the ways of the classroom – where there’s a clear authority figure to enforce order and structure – and the playground, where things are messier and less open to official sanction.

You will learn:

  • how to ...

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