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Thursday, October 25, 2007

How to Win at Office Politics

Every workplace is a political environment. So does winning at office politics mean you have to suck up, lie, or sling dirt?

Yes it does.

But you already know how to do all of that. So let's move on to what you don't know.

Tips for winning at office politics:
  • Build and maintain relationships. Spend 30 dollars a month on lunch with a colleague to stay close to them. Or even better, if you spend 100 dollars on drinks, you can get them back to your place. And then you can take any necessary photos for blackmail purposes.

  • Have a goal. Be clear about what you want, so when you go get it, you know exactly who to step on along the way.

  • Listen. Keep your ears open to what's going around you. What are people talking about? What best practices are being shared? What ideas can you steal from them?

  • Create a support system. Partner up with colleagues and peers who will help you with your vision. That way when you've accomplished your objectives, you can take credit for everything.

By business humor experts, The O'Shea Report.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Do a 360

Many people will say that they have done a 360 degree change to indicate significant change. However, doing a 360 actually means that you've done a whole lot of work and ended up right back where you started.

Many people feel that their current job encourages them to go above and beyond the 360 degree change and venture into the realm of deeply significant change--a 720.

Of course this means you have now done twice the work and still have gotten nowhere...you're just more dizzy.


By humorous keynote speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Good to Greatest

Researchers have found that companies following the principles set forth in Good to Great have improved their recruiting efforts to get "the right people on the bus."

However, they also found that 95% of companies surveyed also made sure that they threw the "right people UNDER the bus."

The full results of this report will be expanded in our new book Human Speed Bumps: How Humans are Your Most Precious Expendable Resource.

More Than Multitasking

There are more demands today on people than there ever have been before. Experts say that it is not enough anymore for people to multitask. Now, they have to hypertaskSM.

HypertaskingSM is defined as working at break-neck speed to look busy, and accomplish nothing.

Stress Solutions Revealed

Surveys show that one of the leading causes of stress is having to deal with other people.

Therefore, you can lower your blood pressure and stress levels by:
  • eating low fat foods
  • exercising
  • limiting human interaction

Monday, October 8, 2007

Welcome to "This Just In!"

Welcome to the new blog by The O'Shea Report, "This Just In." In this blog we feature stories, updates, snippets, fleeting thoughts, and anything else we can think of relating to humor and business.

Just a quick hello for now. Check back with us again soon!

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