Category Archive: Backstabbers

Make Mistakes – Avoid Screw Ups

Anyone who says mistakes are no big deal needs an attitude adjustment. When you celebrate the wrong mistake it’s a screw up. The way you handle mistakes makes or breaks leadership. Positive mistakes:… Continue reading

The Six Rules of Office Politics

An adversarial relationship with a skilled office politician destroys opportunities. It could end your career. You despise their shenanigans, but unless you have authority to deal with them, learn to get along. ***… Continue reading

10 Ways to Win at Office Politics

Lack of leadership invites backstabbing, gossip, sabotage, game-playing, and foot-dragging. But, don’t expect a savior on a white horse to rescue you after you’ve been stabbed in the back.  Responding: Getting even with… Continue reading

20 Ways to Gain the Respect you Deserve

The danger of disrespect is disconnection. You cannot connect with someone you don’t respect. The power of respect is loyalty. Leaders receive respect because of position, but lose it because of behavior. Earning… Continue reading

How to Quickly End Office Drama

Office drama – interpersonal spats, personality conflicts, pissing contests, and backstabbing – serves no useful purpose. Leaders frequently say people “problems” top the list of concerns they daily address. Drama: Elevates pettiness. Distracts… Continue reading

Whining in the Workplace

Leaders hear whining about teammates and other leaders. Reminds me of kids in the backseat. “He touched me!” “Bob spoke harshly to me.” “Mary’s clothing is too casual.” “Bill Doesn’t like me.” “Mary… Continue reading