Once again the good folks at HBR.org took the words right out of my mouth. So here is what they wrote -
"Success in business is not about having the most brilliant answer. It's about having a workable solution — and that requires developing an understanding of the unwritten rules of the organization.
To become more persuasive and effective, figure out who and what really matters. Ask successful people at your company what approaches and relationships help them most.
Be curious about the ways people get things done and observe the inner workings of projects and initiatives you aren't part of by building relationships with influential people. All of the information you gather can contribute to your own success in the future."
How to Decipher (and Achieve) Success at Your Company (June 22, 2010)
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