How to Admit You Screwed Up a Talent Decision

RJ Morris Office Politics, Outmatch, RJ Morris

“If it weren’t for all the people issues, running this business would be easy.” That’s a tongue in cheek quote from one of my favorite friends at work. He’s not serious, of course…he’s pointing out the complexities involved in people issues. Talent decisions are the hardest ones we make every day. Betting on a rise in pork belly futures or …

The Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Office Politics

It’s a time-honored tradition – featuring passive-aggressiveness, avoiding pure confrontation and, at times, setting the stage for massive harassment lawsuits full of interesting details. Yes – I’m talking about the Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them. You know you’ve seen this before.  An executive holds ultimate authority over where people are located office/cube-wise at your office.  That …

Don’t Call Me HR

RJ Morris Communication, Influence, Leadership, politics, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

I have never been good at the public confrontation that sometimes exists in the business world. Corporate politics, power struggles, back-stabbing, blaming—I hate most of that. I’m a lover, not a fighter, folks. What do I love, however? I enjoy watching those awkward moments when someone tries an office power play and fails. The uncomfortable awesomeness of one person trying …