Stay away from office gossip, yes…but keep the office gossip close. I’m talking about that office busy body.
What’s the opportunity in it? Yes, we go all Art of War in today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day. If you think everyone is on your side in the workplace, think again, Sis.
But this isn’t your cue to hunker down and keep to yourself. It’s your chance to leverage your EG and get the best out of the situation.
I remember one of these busy bodies plainly on my floor. She will make like she is your friend, but sis, know that she is absolutely not. While loose lips can sink ships, they can also support your journey to your next.
Now, how will you handle it?
Control your message. It’s why leadership development should absolutely be blended with strategic communications.
Navigating office politics? Reach out.
Want to learn about how I navigated office politics in the past? Pick up my new book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself.