Politics

by - m on 01/27/2011

Whether or not you advance – or land – the job depends on your understanding of the political environment as well as skill.  


Jeffrey Pfeffer states in his blog that “research shows that success depends on educational credentials, years of experience, social similarity, and political skill, not just performance (either individual or organizational). It’s not enough to do good work. People who are not politically skilled will be outmaneuvered”.


That bears repeating.


“It’s not enough to do good work. People who are not politically skilled will be outmaneuvered”.


Careers are won or lost by the ability to “fit in” with the culture and how well you get along with your colleagues as well as – if not more than – how brilliant or creative you are.


– m



Previous post:

Next post: