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Today, we’re talking about what’s become a polarizing and almost dirty word: Politics. 

But I’m not interested in debating election results or partisan policies. I want to discuss another kind of politics, one that gets less press…  micropolitics

Micropolitics (also known as office politics) are the tactics we use every day to influence and manipulate a context to suit our needs. It might sound nefarious, but it’s completely human and often necessary to use these strategies when attempting to create change. 

In this episode, I’ll break down the nuance between good and bad office politics and then offer an approach for identifying, navigating, and using them to your advantage.

After all, it’s not the tool, it’s how you wield it. 

If you’re interested in working on your ability to influence the people you lead, or if you’re struggling to navigate the politics of your work environment, we’d love to help. We now offer 1 on 1 communication training. Head to to learn more.

Check out the other episodes mentioned in today’s show:

Episode 2: Culture: Myths, Facts and Tips 

Episode 82: Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Social Capital

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