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