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05 Dealing with political problems at wo... > Being caught in the middle - Pg. 64

64 Savvy for your work? The remaining chapters in this book contain a wealth of material on the general skills and behaviours that savvy people demonstrate. But, before getting into these, this chapter outlines the six most commonly experienced problems identified in our research, and explores each in detail ­ what causes it, why is it an issue and how can you solve it? So what are the key issues? Our experience and research established that the six biggest problems (over and above the topics covered in the rest of this book) are as follows: being caught in the middle; someone stealing your credit; someone encroaching on your territory; being the victim of a smear campaign; dealing with hidden agendas;