Corporate Sabotage: How To Recognize It & What To Do About It


I uncovered a declassified OSS (the precursor to the CIA) guide to sabotage from 1944 for field agents behind enemy lines. Most of the guide is a “how to” tutorial for physical infrastructure destruction, however buried in the text is a section about sabotaging corporations and slowing business to advance the war effort.

It describes simple techniques for ruining meetings, how to disrupt a company as a manager, and how to do so as an employee. The bad news is that these behaviors have become commonplace anti-patterns, and they are regularly sabotaging our projects and our businesses.

I’m going to teach you:

  • What these sabotage anti-patterns are
  • How to recognize the behavior in yourself and others
  • Tactics to mitigate these behaviors

Session Track

Project Management

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