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Office Politics

He said something to her and she said something behind his back. Then you put something in an email and included someone who shouldn't have been on there. Not only is the boss' nephew is getting the promotion you wanted, but you're pretty sure your manager is having a romantic relationship with your office rival. Welcome to the world of office politics. Thankfully, we've got articles and experts who can help you mitigate the fallout.

Office Politics Advice

  • 6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party

    With its booze, year-long pent-up emotions towards co-workers, the specter of organizational politics, various inter-office rivalries and the "secret" cubicle farm romance everyone knows about, the annual company holiday party has all the … Read more...

  • Are Bald Men Better Negotiators?

    It has long been understood that, for men with thinning hair, the comb-over is rarely a wise choice. In fact, thanks to recent research by Wharton School lecturer Albert Mannes, there is now evidence that men who embrace baldness by shaving … Read more...

  • An Introvert's Guide to Dressing for Success

    Some people -- especially introverts -- think it’s a waste of time to worry about their appearance. Yet we can’t really see ourselves -- and every day we’re subject to snap judgments just based on how we look. Read more...

  • 10 Tips for Talking Politics at Work

    Regardless of how you're voting in November, there are unspoken guidelines you should follow when it comes to talking politics during work hours. Because after months of mudslinging and debate, the next president will be chosen, but you'll … Read more...

  • What to Do When Employers Are Discriminating Based on Race

    Feeling judged for anything more (or less) than the manner and content of our work is offensive, frustrating and disheartening. The resultant discouragement can derail careers and cost companies the contributions of valuable employees. … Read more...

  • What Good Is a Raise If There's No Extra Money?

    They fired the CFO and want me to take his place. I try to talk with them about a salary increase but they brush me off. I want the job and I can do it well, but is it really too much to ask to be compensated fairly? Read more...

  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Transparent at Work

    Transparency is one of the most misunderstood concepts in executive circles. Clear to all ranks however, is the notion that a perceived lack of it can have a crippling effect on a leader’s reputation. Read more...

  • How Should I Handle a Passive-Aggressive Boss?

    Wouldn’t it be nice to just sit down and have a little chat when those situations arise? But that is exactly what the passive-aggressive personality seeks to avoid. Whether due to unresolved issues from childhood or problems with authority … Read more...

  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

    One of the best ways to keep your job is to show your organization that it simply wouldn’t be the same without you. In a world where some people will do anything to keep their jobs or earn that coveted promotion, this article will explore … Read more...

  • 11 Signs You're Not Getting a Raise

    If only competition in the workplace mirrored the simplicity of Olympic swimming. Whoever does the best job and touches the wall first, wins. It's the winner who goes on to earn bonus money via endorsements, and your smiling face lands on a … Read more...