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The Language of Office Politics

The Language of Office Politics

Update: 2020-08-24


Navigating Office Politics

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jamie Lee about how we can successfully maneuver within the world of office politics - and what that really means. Jamie coaches us to see workplace politics as a career development tool instead of something to get angry about or be discouraged by. From harnessing our networking power to the three “should” expectations, Jamie reminds us that office "politics" don't have to be the drama it's made out to be. Ultimately we get to make a choice: whether we treat office politics like it's a bad thing, or we can see the opportunities inherit in every situation.

Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Jamie Lee

Jamie helps smart women who hate office politics get promoted and better paid without throwing anyone under the bus. She worked as a hedge fund analyst — the only “girl” on the trading desk — and one day found out she was making 50% of the going market rate. From then on, Jamie used her experience to develop a simple and powerful framework that blends the best of win-win negotiation strategies and mindset coaching to train hundreds of women working in male-dominated industries to lead in their careers.  

Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  

  • Welcome to the dark side: Office Politics 1:30  
  • Understanding your workplace 4:00
  • The 3 “shoulds”  6:45  
  • Locus of control 10:17
  • The neutral choice 14:45
  • Feedback reception 18:35
  • Game of Politics 21:40  
  • Tools for maximizing workplace success 25:40
  • Femme fact: 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment 28:40

Resources mentioned in this episode:  

Link to show transcript here

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Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Winning Negotiation Strategies for Women | Jamie Lee”

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The Language of Office Politics

The Language of Office Politics