Office Politics | Career Angles

Office politics is a fact of professional life. It’s important to be conscious of situations where your. hyperfocus on your current work can be detrimental to your career.

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it's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and, weekly, I like to do a video like relates
to a category I quote career angles it's about walk and in this case office
politics I was listening to an interview with a woman named Nina Jacobson a woman
who's been in entertainment for years she's the one who put out Crazy Rich
Asians Pirates of the Caribbean and a whole host of other successful movies
and entertainment ventures. She's had her failures but generally she's had one
huge hit after another and she was talking about a time at Disney where you
know, there were rumors about layoffs and she put together her own staff list and
someone had come to her to say I've heard you're on the list and she was
surprised. Her wife was due to deliver the next day and she called her
boss up and wanted a conversation and he got back to her as they're riding to the
hospital to deliver the baby and he didn't want to come in well I can't
really come in. This is not a good time for me to come in now. Why don't you just tell
me? Am I on the list?" And, he says, "yeah, you're on the list." It was very demoralizing although she
didn't act that way on the phone it's obviously a gut punch and on reflection
she she said that someone did a better job of lobbying to make a case for her
job then she did to protect her job." It's a great quote. And when you think about
it there are situations where you're so busy in the doing you don't really think
about the shall we say politics of the situation who notices you who's
influenced by you. Who's whispering in those people's ears
about your performance I don't want to call it backstabbing it's a
difference of opinion sometimes and they're more influential
you always have to look to preserve what you have because you never know when
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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 1800 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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