There are people within every officer play the role of the judge.

They might be peers, your manager or higher ups.

It helps your case if “the judge” knows you, likes you and trust you.

Thus, when they have to be adjudicated decision between two parties, one they know in one they don’t, the benefit of the doubt often goes to the person that they know.

One of the first things you should do in joining an office is learning how disagreements are adjudicated.

I’m not just talking about the formal channels but the informal ones, as well.

It is a reflection of how power is distributed in office and you want to know what those rules are.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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