office politics

7 Survival Tips for Introverts Working in an Open Office - Introvert Whisperer

7 Survival Tips for Introverts Working in an Open Office

I’ve been working in an open office since I began my career writing for various ad agencies. As an introvert, I can tell you this: it wasn’t a total nightmare. Shocking, isn’t it? I could tell you all the horrors of working in an open office, but that would be a slight exaggeration.   Ideally,…

10 Steps Towards Career Development Without the Politics - Introvert Whisperer

10 Steps Towards Career Development Without the Politics

The desire for career development and advancement is perfectly normal. We all want to live a better lifestyle and career development could be the key. People naturally want to learn, grow, and progress. Unfortunately, in today’s market career advancement opportunities often arise as an outcome of office politics rather than true merit. While you can’t completely ignore…

Introverts Guide to Helping Communities and Protecting Civil Rights - Introvert Whisperer

Introverts Guide to Helping Communities and Protecting Civil Rights

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of individuals interested in protecting and promoting civil rights. The state of women’s reproductive rights, LGBT rights, immigration and illegal immigration rights and religious rights are always, to some extent, in precarious water. If you’re at all concerned about civil rights, now…

How to Stand Up to the Boss (And Not Get Fired) - Introvert Whisperer

How to Stand Up to the Boss (And Not Get Fired)

As things go, one of the more difficult things to do is to confront or push back on the boss.  A lot of people won’t do it because they fear it would cause them to get fired or minimally get on the bad side of the Boss. While it’s an understandable concern, it’s also unfounded. …

Why introverts are (really) better networkers

Why introverts are (really) better networkers

Most advice articles about building a network start out with overused advice like “take lots of business cards!” and “go to as many events as possible!” and “try emailing strangers out of the blue to see if they’d like to get coffee!”  This is not one of those articles.   I’m an introvert.  I’m not…

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