How to Win at Office Politics: John McKee

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Office politics can have a strong upside. It’s just another way of moving ahead in your career. Let’s take meetings. Be prepared to be the first out with a comment. Sometimes that seems risky. And it can be if you’re an idiot. But if you really have something to say, get recognized for it.
 
Be generous with credit. Guys love to hog the credit. That gets old really quickly. When we see somebody who goes out of his way to thank somebody, that’s classy. — As told to Keenan Mayo 

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