Duration: 1 hour
Leaders have numerous challenges they must overcome in their workplace. They could be anything from building acceptance for challenging revenue or performance objectives, to addressing a teamwork issue or conflict, leading an initiative, or increasing employee motivation during difficult times. Organizational politics can be an obstacle to overcoming these challenges. Developing and enhancing your political savvy will not only allow you to effectively perform in your organization, but can also give insights into how to overcome and conquer your challenges at work.
A new webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) shares insights from CCL’s own research about political savvy and perceptions of organizational politics. In this session you will learn:
- What political savvy means, why it’s important, and how to develop it
- The different aspects of political savvy, and
- How these aspects can help you deal with your leadership challenge
Bill Gentry is a Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He also trains CCL's Assessment Certification Workshop and Maximizing your Leadership Potential programs. He attained his doctoral degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia, and has research interests in leadership and leadership development across cultures, mentoring, managerial derailment, and in the area of organizational politics and political skill in the workplace. He is coauthor of the CCL guidebook "Developing Political Savvy."
Jean Brittain Leslie is a Senior Fellow in the Research, Innovation, and Product Development group at CCL. In this role, she develops, commercializes, and launches new products and product enhancements, and develops publications that communicate and promote the research and application of CCL assessments. Jean has published more than 70 pieces on leadership, derailment, 360-degree feedback, political skill, and cross-cultural issues -in the form of peer-reviewed articles, popular-press articles, book chapters, and books.