HBR Guide to Office Politics

by Karen Dillon

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About the book

Don't allow damaging turmoil put your career on hold.


Political drama abounds in every organization: personalities clash. Agendas compete with one another. Turf conflicts break out. However, for the sake of your organization and your career, you must collaborate productively with your coworkers, even if they are unpleasant. How can you accomplish this without jeopardizing your personal values? By admitting the existence of power dynamics and unwritten rules and successfully navigating them.


The HBR Guide to Office Politics will show you how to excel at work without being a power hog or a corporate climber. Instead, you'll develop a political approach that is true to yourself. You'll discover how to:

  • Gain power without jeopardizing your integrity
  • Defend yourself against backstabbers and bullies.
  • Work through difficult discussions.
  • When resources are limited, manage tensions.
  • Get your fair amount of interesting assignments.
  • Recognize that not every disagreement is negative.


Make sure you have the information you need to succeed on the job from a reliable source. The HBR Guides provide sensible answers to your most pressing work difficulties, packed with how-to necessities from prominent experts.

About the Author

Karen Dillon is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of the three books with Clayton Christensen, including New York Times best-seller, How Will You Measure Your Life?, Wall Street Journal business best-seller Competing Against Luck: the Story of Innovation and Customer Choice and The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty (Thinkers50 finalist, Breakthrough Idea, 2019). She is also the author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics.

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