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Navigating Politics as a Senior Leader

via LinkedIn Learning


Keep your teams on track. Learn how to mitigate common political issues at the office—from unproductive alliance building to information hoarding—at the senior level.

No organization is completely devoid of political intrigue. Whether it's resource hoarding, manipulative behavior, or unproductive alliance building, office politics affect all employees—and they can distract your organization from getting things done. At the executive level, these behaviors can cause a lack of clarity and collaboration all the way down the chain. Curious about how to navigate these challenging situations in your organization? In this course, join Mike Figliuolo as he shares productive approaches for dealing with political issues at a senior level. Mike covers a variety of common behaviors—from unproductive alliance building to information hoarding—sharing practical techniques for mitigating each issue.


  • Take productive approaches to office politics
1. Overt Behaviors
  • Cope with aggressive behaviors
  • Avoid being undermined
  • Overcome approval-withholding behaviors
2. Covert Behaviors
  • Passive aggressiveness
  • Information hoarding
  • Resource hoarding
  • Stall your ideas
3. Maneuvering Behaviors
  • Jockey for position
  • Alliance building
  • Set you up to fail
  • Enter the political fray

Taught by

Mike Figliuolo

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