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Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders  EPWN-NL   Michelle Brailsford
Agenda <ul><li>The risks of remaining politically naïve </li></ul><ul><li>Re-framing Politics from something dirty to…. </...
Telltale Signs of Political Naïveté  <ul><li>Seen Narrowly </li></ul><ul><li>Passed Over, Topped Out </li></ul><ul><li>Una...
The Dangers <ul><li>Other people get the promotions and juicy job assignments </li></ul><ul><li>You never find a way to cr...
 
 
  First Thins First…..
<ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Politics:  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An unhealthy view </li></ul></ul></ul>“ Poly...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Politics:  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A healthy view </li></ul></ul></ul>“ Informa...
Flexing Your Style <ul><li>Less Political   </li></ul><ul><li>Substance power </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback/learning </li></u...
(Less Political)  (More Political) UNDER-POLITICAL OVERLY POLITICAL Influence & Impact  with Integrity
  Lesson #1 <ul><ul><li>Master Language to Sell your Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  Lesson #2 <ul><ul><li>Get Credit for Your Great Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  Lesson #3 <ul><ul><li>Promote Yourself With Decent Boldness </li></ul></ul>
Lesson #4 <ul><li>Don’t be underestimated or pigeon holed </li></ul>
  Lesson #5 <ul><ul><li>Build Powerful Networks </li></ul></ul>
  Lesson #6 <ul><ul><li>Manage Your Image and Perceptions </li></ul></ul>
  Lesson #7 <ul><ul><li>Uncover the hidden success criteria  </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Just Do It!  </li></ul></ul>
Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders Thank You! michelle@JupiterConsultingGroup.com
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  1. 1. Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders EPWN-NL Michelle Brailsford
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The risks of remaining politically naïve </li></ul><ul><li>Re-framing Politics from something dirty to…. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexing your political style </li></ul>
  3. 3. Telltale Signs of Political Naïveté <ul><li>Seen Narrowly </li></ul><ul><li>Passed Over, Topped Out </li></ul><ul><li>Unaware of Real “Scorecard” </li></ul><ul><li>Not Getting Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Not Able to Sell Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Cultural Faux Pas </li></ul><ul><li>Career Suffers after Speaking Out </li></ul><ul><li>Not in Key Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Sabotaged : “I Didn’t See It Coming” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Dangers <ul><li>Other people get the promotions and juicy job assignments </li></ul><ul><li>You never find a way to crack through the glass ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>You are delivering things the business doesn’t value </li></ul><ul><li>Your ideas are stolen </li></ul><ul><li>Other people get recognised for your hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Your ideas aren’t heard </li></ul><ul><li>You stick your foot in your mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Your labelled … </li></ul><ul><li>Other people aren’t watching your back </li></ul><ul><li>You get attacked by sharks </li></ul>
  5. 7. First Thins First…..
  6. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Politics: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An unhealthy view </li></ul></ul></ul>“ Poly-tics,” meaning “many blood sucking parasites”
  7. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Politics: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A healthy view </li></ul></ul></ul>“ Informal, unofficial, and sometimes behind the scenes influence efforts to sell ideas, win support, increase power, impact the organization, or achieve your targeted ends.”
  8. 10. Flexing Your Style <ul><li>Less Political </li></ul><ul><li>Substance power </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback/learning </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights integrity </li></ul><ul><li>More open agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Meritocracy-based </li></ul><ul><li>Results / ideas speak for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>More Political </li></ul><ul><li>Position power </li></ul><ul><li>Image/perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights success </li></ul><ul><li>More private agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship-based </li></ul><ul><li>Decent Self-promotion </li></ul>Survival of the Savvy , Dr. Rick Brandon, Ph.D. and Mary Seldman, Ph.D.
  9. 11. (Less Political) (More Political) UNDER-POLITICAL OVERLY POLITICAL Influence & Impact with Integrity
  10. 12. Lesson #1 <ul><ul><li>Master Language to Sell your Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Lesson #2 <ul><ul><li>Get Credit for Your Great Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Lesson #3 <ul><ul><li>Promote Yourself With Decent Boldness </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Lesson #4 <ul><li>Don’t be underestimated or pigeon holed </li></ul>
  14. 16. Lesson #5 <ul><ul><li>Build Powerful Networks </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Lesson #6 <ul><ul><li>Manage Your Image and Perceptions </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Lesson #7 <ul><ul><li>Uncover the hidden success criteria </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><ul><li>Just Do It! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders Thank You! michelle@JupiterConsultingGroup.com
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