All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
Our ongoing research reveals very little directly relevant materials have been published on the subject of winning the business politics struggle. Numerous works exist on the evils of business politics, how to personally shun participation, and corollary benefits and practices of true leaders. That said, those adept at business politics often rise to the top whether or not they are good leaders and a study of their practices is all but nonexistent.
While StrategyDriven’s Business Politics forums provide actionable insights to help you with the business politics battle, we found other resources offering underlying principles and historic examples adaptable to the successful practice of business politics. Those references are cited herein.
Business Politics Practices
These resources provide additional offensive and defensive practices and behaviors of successful business politicians:
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Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God It’s Monday!, transforms negative workplace performance and environments into “bring it on” results-oriented cultures.
Jeffrey Gitomer is the New York Times bestselling author of Little Red Book of Selling, the best-selling sales book of all time.
Marshall Goldsmith is the New York Times bestselling author of Succession and numerous other leadership books.
Nathan Ives is a renown Fortune 500 business advisor and author of Discovering Business Gold, used to identify over $200 million in operational cost savings.
Mark Sanborn is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fred Factor as well as seven other popular books.
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