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Professionals often require the ability to utilize professional skepticism, due care and independence when executing their corporate role.  Corporate politics can be a combating factor when attempting to comply with those requirements. Leaders must be vigilant about nipping “political” problems in the bud, before they spiral out of control and/or impede those whose job it is to see through political agendas.

Dealing with corporate politics can be one of the most frustrating and confusing experiences for any professional.  Unfortunately, selfishness, greed, bickering, lust for power, etc. can creep into your company's culture and impede productivity. 

Learning to understand and deal with corporate politics is a prerequisite to being able to maintain an effective career. This course discusses the basics of corporate politics and provides you with alternatives to managing and handling dilemmas that you may face.

This course focuses on the core concepts that impact corporate politics and discusses methods for better understanding when, how, and why the issues occur.  This enables professionals to better execute their professional skepticism, due care and independence responsibilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the definition of corporate politics.
  • Recognize instances when corporate politics arise and identify methods to address corporate politics.
  • Identify the impact of corporate politics on an organization and its people.
  • Identify the types of corporate politics that exist and how to remedy them.
  • Explore the importance of the “metaphors” of corporate politics.
  • Identify how to dispel the myths of corporate politics.
  • Explore the types of “roles” and ”players” in corporate politics.
  • Identify how to employ steps to overcome corporate politics
Last updated/reviewed: May 26, 2022

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

13 CoursesEthical Leadership Certification

  1. History of Ethics
  2. Ethics and the Psychology Behind the Concept - Part 2
  3. COSO 2013 Control Environment
  4. Today’s Corporate Ethical Culture - An updated course
  5. Managing Through Corporate Politics
  6. Real World Business Ethics Scenarios
  7. Relationship between Ethics, Morality, and the Law
  8. Impact of Ethics on Leadership
  9. Framework for Ethical Decision Making
  10. Keys to an Effective Code of Conduct
  11. Keys to Understanding Conflicts of Interest
  12. Whistleblower Hotlines - History and Regulations
  13. Whistleblower Hotlines - Effective Management

16 Reviews (69 ratings)Reviews

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This is a good course that explains the affect corporate politics can have on an individual. This should be a required session for anyone planning to enter the corporate world as its real but it may take an inexperienced person some time to realize the importance of playing the game.
Anonymous Author
Excellent reminder on the need to manage oneself in situations. Taking the time to reflect on what is going on around you and not just reacting are wise actions.
Member's Profile
As always, Lynn presented an excellent class on corporate politics. Lots of good advice which I plan to follow even this late in my career.
Member's Profile
Excellent discussion of a topic that affects the entire workforce, including various strategies to help navigate such situations.
Anonymous Author
Short and sweet class with such truth about what corporate politics is and how to handle it successfully!
Anonymous Author
Not sure how this qualifies as CPE, but definitely worth the time to consider the beast of,politics
Anonymous Author
Interesting course about human dynamics in the workplace.
Member's Profile
Very interesting information. And sooo true!!
Member's Profile
Course could have been more condensed.
Member's Profile
All good common sense
Member's Profile
Course was good
Anonymous Author
nice refresher
Member's Profile
Great course!
Anonymous Author
common sense
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I love Lynn
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Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course, but completion of the other courses is this series in recommended. 

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  7:52Introduction to Managing Through Corporate Politics
Managing Through Corporate Politics
  6:30Defining Corporate Politics
  13:13Impact of Corporate Politics
  20:37Types of Corporate Politics and Remedies
  17:09Metaphors of Corporate Politics
  3:29Dispelling Myths
  10:16The Players
  17:13Steps to Overcoming Corporate Politics
  1:36:20Managing Through Corporate Politics
  PDFSlides: Managing Through Corporate Politics
  PDFManaging Through Corporate Politics Glossary/Index