This site explores scenarios of corporate dysfunction that can derail your career. The Navigator provides guidance of how to advance your career despite these obstacles.

How to Stand Up to a Bully in Meetings

"The Apology"

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If you find yourself on a team in which playground bullies abound without any adult supervision, tread with caution.  The Navigator’s views on prematurely donning the mantle of corporate victim-hood are widely known.  Yes, it is true that there is bias in the workplace and under poor leadership team dynamics will degrade providing fertile grounds for unfairness.  However, crying foul before trying ways to regain control will impede your advancement and you will be viewed as the problem.  If you find yourself in this kind of predicament you will be delighted to know that the Navigator awaits you on the high road. 

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How a “Quick Win” Can Ruin Your Reputation

"The Closet"

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A self-congratulatory project team is about to launch a global data center. Although no one on the team has been with company for more than two years, they have been very busy brainstorming, advocating for resources, gathering RFPs, planning, and implementing. It is now time to celebrate their breakthrough solution to the company’s chronic business problem. Hooray for them! And yet, the Navigator cannot help but feel that the celebrants are doomed to a dark and creepy downfall. Why? Because a short walk down a nearby hallway containing archives of company history would have revealed that a version of this approach was already tried and failed several years ago at a great loss to the company.

If you are in charge of providing a solution that will impact the organization, whether you are a project manager, change agent, or lead a business unit, continue reading to stay clear of hosting this tragically common stupid party.  

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