Blog - July 2016
July 15, 2016
“I just want to do my job, I don’t want to deal with workplace politics.” – every executive coaching client
I have never heard a client say they want to be more political – but it is connected to leading for greater influence and impact – so might there another way to think about workplace politics?
Think “Impact” versus “Need to Be Right”
Most executives I work with are at a stage in their leadership where their role is more about “how” they show up versus “what” they do. This often means letting go of being right – being the smartest person in the room – in order to strengthen relationships for greater influence and impact to the business.
Many of my clients use the following framework (thinking through and writing down their thoughts) before a meeting: