Politics: The Dirty Word!
I don’t think there is any issue more relevant to managers of technology functions than their ability to influence across the business. Or at least that is the case if those managers want to be perceived as LEADERS in the business. For many, influence is synonomous with playing politics, and that is percieved as negative by many. Just breaking the word POLITICS into parts tells the story…poli, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood-sucking parasites!