For the past month, I’ve been hosting weekly chats on Twitter. They have nothing to do with HR.
Each week, the audience tackles failure from a different angle. We’ve talked about “generalized failure disorder,” relationships and managing difficult people at work.
The audience is expanding, and the person-to-person interaction is growing more fun and entertaining with each passing chat.
This coming Monday, we’re going to talk about politics.
Please, don’t run away from this.
Yes, politics are awful to discuss. Twiter fights are brutal. But I’m not interested in your personal views on Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. Politics happen everywhere from the boardroom to the voting booth. We have politics in our families of origin, and we even have politics in the bedroom.
On Monday, we’ll be talking about the politics behind politics — why some of us love it, some of us hate it, and why most of us fail to persuade others when we’re trying to make an important point about an issue that’s dear to our heart.
It’s a meta-discussion, sure, but we’ll have a practical chat on everything from the politics of managing family members to dealing with an employee who just can’t help himself and inserts his political point of view in every conversation at the office.
You know that guy. You might be that guy. So I hope you’ll join me at 1 PM on Monday, November 7th to talk politics on #failchat.
See you then!
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