Rules of Politics – Chapter One – Count Your Votes
- What is the most important thing to know about politics?
- How do I know who is voting for me?
- Should I compromise?
This guidance recommends knowing where decision makers and influencers stand on proposals and decisions that matter to you and your team.
Your organization is MUCH more political than most of us realize. For those who know it’s political, some say, I’m not going to play that game. Either state of being – not seeing the politics, or ignoring them, is unfortunate. Professional Life is HUMAN life, and that means it’s emotional, and therefore political. Engineers, software designers, technical people take note: hate those marketing and sales people all you want, but they’re gonna end up being your boss unless you recognize the value of political, or put differently, non-rational, decision making.
- Rules of Politics – Count Your Votes Shownotes (PDF)
- Rules of Politics – Count Your Votes Slides (PDF)
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