HBR Guide to Office Politics

  • 4h 11m 59s
  • Karen Dillon
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Don't let destructive drama sideline your career. Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues--even difficult ones--for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist--and navigating them constructively. The "HBR Guide to Office Politics" will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you'll cultivate a political strategy that's authentic to you. You'll learn how to: Gain influence without losing your integrity; Contend with backstabbers and bullies; Work through tough conversations; Manage tensions when resources are scarce; Get your share of choice assignments; Accept that not all conflict is bad.

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

About the Author

Karen Dillon is a coauthor of the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life? (with Clayton M. Christensen and James Allworth). She is the former editor of Harvard Business Review and is now a contributing editor. Follow her on Twitter: @DillonHBR.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Boss Who Holds You Back
  • Chapter 2 - The Boss Who Pits You Against Your Colleagues
  • Chapter 3 - The Control-Freak Boss
  • Chapter 4 - The Boss’s Pet
  • Chapter 5 - The Disaffected Boss
  • Chapter 6 - The Hypercompetitive Peer
  • Chapter 7 - The Bully
  • Chapter 8 - The Clique
  • Chapter 9 - The Credit Stealer
  • Chapter 10 - Managing a Disgruntled Former Peer
  • Chapter 11 - Surviving the Office Outing
  • Chapter 12 - Lasting Through Layoffs
  • Chapter 13 - Managing Conflict Constructively
  • Chapter 14 - Conducting Difficult Conversations
  • Chapter 15 - Working with People You Just Can’t Stand
  • Chapter 16 - Forging Alliances