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Swimming With the Sharks
Without Becoming One
@amymarquez
Enterprise UX Politics
I love my job
but…
ten·et (ˈtenət/)
noun
a principle or belief, especially one of the main
principles of a religion or philosophy.
Tenet #1:
Be honest with others
Tenet #2
Be honest with yourself
not as easy as it sounds
Tenet #3
Have two friends…
who will kick your butt!
Tenet #4
Know the shadow you cast
No, not that kind
of shadow
Others’ perceptions of you.
Yes ma’am?!
Tenet #5
Don’t take haters too seriously
you seriously have better things to focus on
Tenet #6
Assume everyone is good
but don’t be stupid
Tenet #7
Don’t network
It’s icky.
Don’t be this guy
Tenet #8
Keep your schadenfreude to yourself
No smack talk, no gossip
Tenet #9
Everybody poops
OH: I just sat in Sigourney Weaver’s butt aura.
Tenet #10
Remember what matters most
One last thought
Mentor, mentor, mentor
Your thoughts?
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics
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Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics

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Being genuine and kind does not equal being a doormat. Learn to navigate the waters of the enterprise UX environment without bowing to politics or changing who you are.

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Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One - Enterprise UX Politics

  1. 1. Swimming With the Sharks Without Becoming One @amymarquez Enterprise UX Politics
  2. 2. I love my job but…
  3. 3. ten·et (ˈtenət/) noun a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
  4. 4. Tenet #1: Be honest with others
  5. 5. Tenet #2 Be honest with yourself not as easy as it sounds
  6. 6. Tenet #3 Have two friends… who will kick your butt!
  7. 7. Tenet #4 Know the shadow you cast
  8. 8. No, not that kind of shadow Others’ perceptions of you.
  9. 9. Yes ma’am?!
  10. 10. Tenet #5 Don’t take haters too seriously you seriously have better things to focus on
  11. 11. Tenet #6 Assume everyone is good but don’t be stupid
  12. 12. Tenet #7 Don’t network It’s icky.
  13. 13. Don’t be this guy
  14. 14. Tenet #8 Keep your schadenfreude to yourself No smack talk, no gossip
  15. 15. Tenet #9 Everybody poops
  16. 16. OH: I just sat in Sigourney Weaver’s butt aura.
  17. 17. Tenet #10 Remember what matters most
  18. 18. One last thought Mentor, mentor, mentor
  19. 19. Your thoughts?

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