We’ve all lived through more than our share of political horror stories when political tactics worked against us. Political tactics can include hidden agendas, deceit, lip service, veiled or not-so-veiled threats, mean spirited gossip, bootlicking, patronism, Who wants to get involved with those games? But Wait! There’s at lease one effective political tactic listed above that doesn’t need to be dirty.
How often do new and different ideas and approaches meet with resistance?
In any team or group there are naysayers. The bean counter who says: “We can’t afford it” The engineer who proclaims: “That will never work.” or “It can’t be done.” The tenured folks who may say: “That’s not how we do things here.”
It’s enough to drive an optimist into submission. And sometimes it does.