“Don’t confuse power with authority. Companies may appoint managers, but it’s employees who decide if those managers are leaders.” You need to acknowledge and understand what office politics are in order to be able to navigate your way through your career.
Mpume Ncube-Daka chats with Niven Postma, an author, lecturer and consultant in strategy and power. Her book is titled “If you don’t do politics, politics will do you” (definitely worth a read if you want to understand and navigate office politics). This is one topic we wish somebody would have spoken to us about when we started our corporate career. Most of us always think of office politics as a bad thing and we always say we don’t do office politics.
This conversation will give you a brief understanding of power, influence and how to create relationships that will benefit you in the corporate space. Niven says you need to acknowledge and understand what office politics are in order to be able to navigate your way through your career. In the conversation, she demystifies the myths and shares how people must develop a mindset shift around the subject. Grab that drink and watch or listen.
Please share with others that you think might need to hear this and comment. Niven has amazing resources on her website https://www.nivenpostma.com/