Office politics: Facing up to the reality of power in corporate cultures

Office Politics

Most people try to avoid office politics at all costs, seeing them as unpleasant, unfair, unethical and an unnecessary distraction from their ‘real work’. Most people describe it as ‘a game people play, that doesn’t feel fair because some people know the rules and others don’t, or ‘backstabbing’ or ‘climbing your way to the top’.

Lead with Humanity Associate, Niven Postma, offers a different perspective. She has written a book on how to navigate office politics effectively and ethically and without sacrificing your principles.

In this Self-Investment Session, Niven will bust some common myths around office politics.  She shares some ideas on how to use politics and power games to advance your career, benefit your team and build the organisation you are part of, without compromising your morals and values.

Drawing on her 20 year experience as an executive together with insights from some of the leading business thinkers of our time, Niven has written a personal, practical and frank book which shows that it’s possible to play politics without sacrificing your principles.  “If you don’t do politics, politics will do you” is a book that teaches you how to use politics to advance your career, benefit your team and build the organisation you are part of.