Category Archive: Backstabbers

12 Ways to Rise After Being Thrown Under the Bus

Every leader has a few tread-marks on their back. How deep they go depends on you. Being thrown under the bus means someone elevated their status and lowered yours in front of others.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I’ve Been Stabbed in the Back

Dear Dan, I built what I thought was a pretty solid relationship with some colleagues. Recently they hired a new person. Once she got comfortable she started becoming the backstabber. She quickly changed… Continue reading

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