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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Organisational Savvy for Women

by Michelle Brailsford
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Career      News & Politics      Education      
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Transcripts - Organisational Savvy for Women

  • 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>
  • 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