In This Chapter
• Politics happens!
• How to decode political signals
• Be a socially intelligent politico!
“Wherever two or more are gathered together …” things will get political. People working together have to develop all sorts of relationships, networks, and connections in order to get things done. When these networks are formal, they’re called an organizational chart. But the real organizational chart is the invisible web of political lines that crisscross the organization in every possible direction.
In this chapter, we’ll talk about politics in the workplace—the good, the bad, and the downright nasty. And we’ll discuss how a socially smart person such as yourself can learn to understand and master Politics 101 ...