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Every leadership position is accompanied by some level of office politics. The challenge is to not completely disengage yourself from it, but rather figure out how to maintain your integrity while navigating through it successfully. Keep in mind that each time a leader moves up a level, they tend to view the world and challenges differently than they did in their previous position. So eventually the politics make more sense, but by then it’s often too late! I think the challenge your describing is that leaders often make decisions, without fully explaining the reasons for them. The fact that you are conscious of that now, suggests that you will not find yourself in a similar position.