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I am still quite terrified I will not fit in



Dear Office-Politics, I’m a recent college graduate and have never really been very good at playing the office politics game. Sadly, I have already had two positions in the past year and the problems I ran across at both companies were politically-related. I don’t care about being the popular person, the ...

Create a Circle of Eyes to Fight Back



By Franke James, author, Dear Office-Politics When Ellen Roseman, author and consumer-advocate columnist for The Toronto Star, invited me to contribute to her new book, Fight Back, I was delighted. As you'll read in my excerpted article below, Ellen was an instrumental pair of "eyes" in helping me fight back -- and win!   I WAS ...

The New Guy I Hired is Hated…



Dear Office Politics, I recently received a promotion and hired my replacement; however, everyone who now reports to him hates him. He is a very talented manager of work, but lacks charisma and needs to improve on his people skills. We have lost a couple of good people due to his ...

Leadership Lessons from Katrina for Hurricane Sandy Survivors



Hurricane Sandy, 30/10/12: Flooded Avenue C at East 6th Street in Manhattan's East Village; Photo David Shankbone Three Leadership Lessons from Katrina to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors By Office-Politics Adviser, Dr. Greg Ketchum Like everyone else I’ve been watching the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy. As I’ve watched the images of devastation ...

Millennial eye rollers are grumbling



Dear Office-Politics, I have been asked to manage a few coworkers on an ongoing reporting project that is fairly low scale in the priority of our division. These coworkers are younger, newer, and still learning the ropes, and I’ve been at this company for seven years. Part of the problem is our ...

Gossip gone wild: why being a gossip limits your career



"I made a comment about a coworker that I know I shouldn't have and now I think it's going to bite me in the butt. I noticed that one of my coworkers leaves for lunch everyday and then comes back and eats his lunch at his desk... How should I ...

CNN Publishes OfficePolitics.com Quiz!



What a thrill! CNN.com asked Franke James, OfficePolitics.com founder, author and game designer, to create a quiz for their