Workplace politics: How political are you?

In order to mitigate the uncertainty inherent in our organizational roles that is caused by a scarcity of resources, we automatically behave in a way to reduce that uncertainty. Almost all of that behavior is political. Here’s what it looks like.

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Tom Morin
Should you work on vacation?

Some people who are unhappy at work can’t fully enjoy their vacations. How many times have you heard someone say, “By the time I got into vacation mode, I only had a few days before I started dreading going back to work.”

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Tom Morin
How my patrol went from routine to critical: Bold Summit presentation (Part 1 of 3)

At thirty minutes, I looked past my watch to the Private who had been crouched behind the stone fence with me. He turned, and our eyes locked for a fraction of a second. In that fraction of a second, I felt a weight. I felt the air thicken. And, I felt my critical leadership moment. The Sergeant hadn’t come back. My patrol had gone from routine to critical and I had to get us out of there.

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