The topic of politics has dominated our world, our minds, our news outlets this year. No matter how invested in the outcome, most of us are tired of it.
I’ve only just now figured out that someone, who I considered my friend, was only my friend so I would make decisions in his favor. He is the master of office politics, and everyone seemed to have known this about him. Everyone but me.
Don’t let office politics creep into your organization. Work is work and friendship is friendship. Sometimes the two may mix, successfully or unsuccessfully (be sure to read the comments to the post), but there may always come a time when push comes to shove, and you’ll have to set aside the friendship part. A “real” friend will understand this.