How to Use Office Politics to Advance Your Career – Without Playing Dirty

Thursday 12:30-1:30 PM

Session Description

“Office Politics” congers up back stabbing and underhanded actions. Like many things, we tend to only understand one aspect to it and it becomes a universal belief.

Office Politics goes on around us all the time in all settings. We know the negative Office Politics but fail to notice the positive or we put other names on it. It’s risky to ignore or avoid Office Politics.

Office politics is about how decisions are made within a group. The person that has done the best job of understanding, responding and supporting the decision maker, will succeed. It’s that simple.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the meaning of Office Politics
  2. Identify dysfunctional v/s effective Organizational Dynamics or Office Politics and the role that poor or missing interaction skills play for each person
  3. Identify the 3 elements or skills an individuals must develop to effectively achieve career goals in an organization


Dorothy Tannahill-Moran

Dorothy is committed to guiding professionals to get to the next level in the shortest time. She is an author of 4 career best-seller books, speaker and leadership coach.

Dorothy has an uncommon insight on the human condition in the workplace. She is skilled in change management, human behavior, and real-world leadership for 21 years at Intel, managing an organization of 1000 people. Dorothy was promoted 10 times, with the first promotion within 4 months of starting. She is able to quickly get to the “root cause” of a problem so her solutions are targeted, quick and get results.