It’s about working in a difficult environment, finding strong forces
working against you and having to use up a lot of energy to make slow progress.
This can happen in any organisation at any level from the employee
with a really good idea and an unreceptive manager to the Chief
Executive dealing with an influential group within the board. It could
be an HR team trying to push the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (
EDI ) agenda meeting resistance from an indifferent management team.
Maybe it’s an innovative manager up against a risk adverse finance section.
It will require stamina to keep going but business unlike swimming
is not just about your strength and determination, it’s about
forming alliances, it’s about intelligent tactics, it’s about doing
deals, making compromises and negotiating skills.
Blair Mcpherson former Director author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk