How many times have businesses failed, not because their product was bad, but because political power struggles became destructive?
How often have you thought, “What is their problem? They just don’t get it!”
We all know that when time is critical during the process of getting a new company off the ground, not getting caught up in the power struggles of workplace politics can mean the difference between success and failure.
Don’t let workplace politics be a reason for failure.
At one time or another almost every entrepreneur or investor struggles with workplace politics issues, just like everyone else in business. Entrepreneurs are most concerned about getting a new company/product off the ground and building a competent management team rather than focusing on the dynamics of workplace politics. Equity investors are concerned with the numbers and operational side and, although they can usually give entrepreneurs good advice in these areas, they are rarely trained on the people side of business.
Joe Boldan is a workplace politics expert. His experience as a co-founder and the former CEO of apparel company ExOfficio, along with his nine years as a faculty member at the University of Washington teaching about workplace politics, makes him an executive coach who identifies with both entrepreneurs and investors, and is a person they can safely go to for impartial feedback.
By working with Joe, entrepreneurs and investors will learn:
What makes up workplace politics and how it actually functions
How to deal with power struggles within the workplace
How to diffuse workplace conflict
How honesty and integrity are rarely black and white
The different ways people communicate, e.g. software engineers call it blue, marketers call it green
How to let the art of apology work for you
The reasons to embrace your weaknesses
How to know when to fire someone and how its direct impact on workplace politics
How to know whether it is time to quit and move on
It makes sense to protect your new business venture by investing in a workplace politics “put contract” to help insure your team’s success.
Let BoldanHayes demonstrate how executive coaching can make a meaningful difference to you and your company.
Please email if you are interested in increasing your management expertise!