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How do I deal with office politics?


How do I deal with office politics?

intro How do I deal with office politics?Neither of us has ever been good at that, and we’ve really only gravitated to agencies where it wasn’t a big issue. So one plan can be to avoid the more shark infested waters. But wherever you are, if you do a good job you will likely do fine playing the role of you—even if that means your opinions don’t always match up with others’. Be authentic, do your best, don’t get sucked into games that may sometimes swirl around you. It’s the can’t go wrong plan. What’s the worst that can happen? Maybe, losing your job at a place you don’t want to be. In which case take the severance with a smile and move on.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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