“Office politics,” says Boston-based Karen Dillon, “is impossible to avoid. But it is manageable if you know what not to do. As the former editor of the Harvard Business Review magazine and author of the HBR Guide to Office Politics, Dillon provides a wealth of accessible, highly useful approaches to prevent being steamrolled by nasty behavior in the workplace.
I asked her, “What are some of the worst things I could do when faced with craziness on the job from my boss or co-workers?”
1. Take everything personally when someone talks over you or criticizes your ideas. Fume!
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