3 Ways to Handle Exhausting Office Politics

Forget the election, the showdown between President Obama and Governor Romney was nothing compared to some of the leadership wars I've seen in corporate America. For those of us who have witnessed firsthand a fight for power over a project, division, or high-profile initiative, we know this: When the battle is over and the winner has celebrated their victory with supporters, there is an unpleasant residue that must be dealt with. It's like a hangover, the flu bug and food poisoning all wrapped up into one nasty feeling: The need to work with the people who fought against you. Both sides suffer this intense malady, which makes for a challenging road to effective collaboration. So, how do you deal with exhausting office politics? In a recent article I wrote for AOL Jobs, I provide three ways to handle this situation. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ► Image Credit: Shutterstock

In this week's episode of Well This Happened, we discussed Rich's tough situation.

Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!

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