My answer to What are the most important steps to succeed in the corporate world?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Understanding the difference between good politics and bad politics:
Good Politics: Seeking to influence others with ideas that further the interests and success of the organization.
Bad Politics: Seeking to influence others with ideas that further the interests and success of the individual.You can always discern the practitioners:
The Good Politician – Company officers, board room members and successful executives.
The Bad Politician – The individual in the corner office with no apparent function having both hands over the gluteus maximus and looking over the shoulder worried about all the people stepped upon on the way up.