Office Politics III – Judo Versus Karate Words

This third article in this series about being politically savvy in the workplace builds upon the foundational insights of the prior two articles.

Office Politics I addressed the issue of neutralizing a toxic person at your workplace instead of committing either of the two fatal errors of trying to make them a friend or treating them like an enemy. Instead, we want to neutralize their toxic effect upon the work environment.

Office Politics II showed you how to use public displays of camaraderie to neutralize “behind your back” toxic communications.

This article looks at another technique for neutralizing a dangerous colleague in the workplace.

Judo and Karate

I’m not very good at either but have had lessons and advanced a ways into the rainbow of belts in both judo and karate. I know enough to really make a dangerous opponent even madder at me than they were before. But I … Read More

Power Of Words In Politics or State Governance! Business Strategy For Success

Let us see some slogans or sets of words that brought great success to the Congress party in the political movement in India after independence.


“Jai Jawan! Jai Kishan!” played a great role in parliamentary election once, when the burning problem was national security and the need for more food production. “Kharibi Hatoe” was key word in another election. ‘Success to Soldiers! Success to Peasants!’, and ‘Drive away Famine!’ are the two sets of meaningful slogans that assured ‘national safety and prosperity’ once and ‘food for all’ in another occasion.


These slogans played an important role in assuring certain benefits to the society as a whole and alluring the voting citizens to contribute their share in winning the election.


I wish to quote certain examples from Tamil Nadu, a Southern State in India, where love for the language and adherence … Read More