Navigating internal politics

The other day I was helping a client who has to navigate some pretty serious internal politics. Her issue is that she is doing great marketing work and creating wonderful opportunities. When she does, they are take away from her and given to someone else. It is frustrating her to no end and rightfully so.

I advised her to first take the soft approach going to her leaders and trying to find a solution where everyone can win. They didn’t take to that very well. So this limits how and where she is going to build her practice. While it provides challenges, it’s not impossible. Her new approach is to go full steam ahead and take all opportunities that are presented to her.