"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." -- Albert Einstein
Ever feel that you're being moved as a pawn in the games others are playing around you? Ever get the sense that you're not winning--- maybe not even aware of --- the subtle games of business and life . . . let alone the tricky games of office politics?
As one federal executive put it, "You've got to be aware of the games that are being played. You don't have to play the games yourself, but you do need to recognize when they are being played against you."
The reality is that games, probes, and subtle competitions---and not to forget office politics! ---are facts of life in most organizations. You're at a significant disadvantage in your quest for career success if you fail to spot these as games and respond appropriately.
This slideshare presentation is adapted from one of the 15 key questions addressed in the book, Smart Questions: People skills for winning the games of career success (& office politics!), by Michael McGaulley, J.D. This question,addressed here is, Question 5: Am I receiving the recognition and compensation that I (honestly) deserve? And, if not, why not?