Welcome to the second of a six part series where I’ll post a new coaching case study to help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of corporate politics.
Every company has its politics and some companies even have their own home grown version, but no matter the political complexity, you can still break situations down to their common denominator.
Coaching Case Study #2 – Sneak Attack
Sanjay is both a new director and a recent hire for a high tech company. One of his staff, a bright, aggressive woman who had interviewed internally for his position, has twice gone behind Sanjay’s back to a senior manager who’s both a friend and a one-time mentor to Diana.
Both times this VP from another business unit has called Sanjay for an “informal chat” about his decisions and style.