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Political Skills Training Program

Political Skills Training Program

How to Successfully Navigate Power and Politics with Integrity with Strategic Influence Skills

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“The Political Skills Training Program impressed and impacted our entire Sales and Marketing force at our annual national meeting. The facilitator gained quick rapport and credibility with our people, was a powerful speaker, had done his homework, and knew our world.

I’m confident our people will benefit for months to come, since people are more likely to remember and implement what they learned.”
Joe Keegan | CEO | Molecular Devices Corporation

“This was really very helpful and gave me some real hope…I was floundering a bit now that I am a part of a large company. I’m a smart guy and fast learner, good with analysis and languages, but nobody teaches you this language and strategic influence skill set. 

You threw me a valuable line. I thank you.”
Alan Amberg | Regional Specialist | Walgreens

Political Skills Training Program
Despite excellent intentions, many of us become victims of “behind-the-scenes” political and power dynamics in the form of turf wars, egos, and even cultural sabotage.

This high-energy intensive one-half to two-day political skills training program can be delivered live or virtually and focuses on adjusting attitudes about workplace power and politics while confronting naïveté about organizational dynamics.  It provides proven and practical political and strategic influence skills for building organizational impact with integrity.

Because politics are part of every organization, we believe that organizational savvy is a mission-critical competency for today’s leaders.

At their worst, internal workplace politics threaten an organization’s ability to achieve its desired results and block an individual’s career progress. At their best, workplace politics ensure that high-integrity, competent people achieve positive power to create high performance.

Learning Objectives
In this unique political and strategic influence skills program, participants receive a “political wake-up call” on the business need for entering the political arena with integrity.  Participants learn to:

  • Recognize the level of politics they face and read the signals that they may be under-political
  • Present and challenge ideas according to the power dynamics of the situation
  • Accept a more constructive definition of “politics at work” to become more “street smart” and strategic
  • Recognize the strengths and risks of the primary Political Power Styles at work
  • Hone proven and non-manipulative strategies for navigating corporate politics with integrity
  • Detect and navigate potentially negative actions of overly political, power-oriented colleagues, bosses, or customers
  • Learn to recognize and handle sabotage in group situations by deftly managing resistance and challenges to your credibility or position

Approach
This dynamic and highly customized political skills workshop can be delivered live or virtually.

To help create behavior change, each session uses an online Organizational Savvy self- or multi-rater assessment, concrete skill practices, customized case studies, experiential activities, break-out groups, action planning, and weekly follow-up application emails.

Benefits to Your Organization

Target Audience

  • Leaders and employees at all levels who seek to increase their political awareness and enhance their high-integrity political skills — especially during high stakes situations
  • Senior-level professionals who work cross-functionally or require strategic influence skills

If you would like to learn more about why leading companies find this program effective, please contact us.

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