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Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
Organisational Savvy for Women
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Organisational Savvy for Women

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by Michelle Brailsford

by Michelle Brailsford

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  • 1. Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders EPWN-NL Michelle Brailsford
  • 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. 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. 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>
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  • 7. First Thins First…..
  • 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”
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 11. (Less Political) (More Political) UNDER-POLITICAL OVERLY POLITICAL Influence & Impact with Integrity
  • 12. Lesson #1 <ul><ul><li>Master Language to Sell your Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Lesson #2 <ul><ul><li>Get Credit for Your Great Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Lesson #3 <ul><ul><li>Promote Yourself With Decent Boldness </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Lesson #4 <ul><li>Don’t be underestimated or pigeon holed </li></ul>
  • 16. Lesson #5 <ul><ul><li>Build Powerful Networks </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Lesson #6 <ul><ul><li>Manage Your Image and Perceptions </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Lesson #7 <ul><ul><li>Uncover the hidden success criteria </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. <ul><ul><li>Just Do It! </li></ul></ul>
  • 20. Political Savvy: The Key Competency to Empower Female Leaders Thank You! michelle@JupiterConsultingGroup.com

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