Sept. 3, 2022

Microcast: Thinking You Need To Play In The Politics Before You Can Be A Leader Is The Worst Way To Influence Others Who Already See You As One

"I would have gotten the job if it wasn't for the politics."

Even if you haven't said that out loud, you may have thought that at some point.

I was there too, and looking back on it now I can tell that was all ego.

Here's why it wasn't helpful.

Thinking you need to play politics before you can be a leader is the worst way to influence people who already see you as one.

I can see why we would think this though.

Often times politics are used when it comes to selection of leadership titles and it can really piss people off.

But if we focus on that, how does that really benefit us or others?

I can't actually think of one way that would help.

And if we keep thinking that, what kind of impact will we really be making?

Not as much as we could.

What if there was another way?

A way to actually use that as a stepping stone to actually get the job and develop our leadership at the same time???

There is, and I want to share that with you today on this microcast episode.

Dive into today's episode of Master Your Mindset with Coach Marc, it's leadership time.