Politics

Is Politics Ruining Your Friendships?

Is Politics Ruining Your Friendships?
I have written on this subject a couple of times before. I was rather abstract and non-committal in those earlier pieces. I explored hypotheticals and explained how you might keep your friendships intact despite political differences. But politics has turned in such a way that compels me to be more forthright in this matter. First, we must be absolutely clear about one thing. The claim that Trump has caused division in the country is false. He has done no such thing. He has only brought to the fore divisions that were already there. Putting Nazis and wh...
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Why You Can No Longer Talk Politics At The Office

A number of recent surveys give reason for us all to be concerned about the impact that last year’s election and Trump’s presidency are having in the workplace. A study by BetterWorks shows a marked decrease in productivity owing to the amount of time employees spend in political discussions on social media—while at work. In an American Psychological Association survey, nearly 10 percent of respondents said that talking politics at work led to stress, diminished productivity, and a greater sense of distrust toward colleagues of a different p...
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4 Secrets Of Office Politics

4 Secrets Of Office Politics
Talent, energy, and intelligence are not enough to get ahead in the world. And for all the talk on the virtues of teamwork and cooperation there is little evidence that they work equally in everyone’s favor. When it comes down to it, ambition is the only thing that matters. Only stubborn determination can get you to the top of your profession or organization. Benjamin Franklin defined politics as the art of the possible. I think the latter incidental to the true nature of politics. Which is ambition—the desire of one individual to be master over others. Deep inside that is what you really...
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