Event: Positive Politics for Powerful Female Leaders, 22.10.09


Date: Thursday 22nd October 2009
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Address: womenintechnology offices, 114 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JH
Cost: £57 + VAT

What do you think of when you hear ‘politics’? Machiavellian? Self-Serving? Or ‘behind the scenes influencing efforts’? Studies reveal that women place greater value on building relationships with people they like (whom they share something in common) over those that will promote their careers (strategic alliances around business issues). They also tend to focus on getting things done rather than on the larger strategic vision. And finally, the research shows that women tend toward perfectionism more than men do. They expect everyone to follow the formal rules, the plan or the official path to getting work done rather than the informal, blinding them to others’ agendas. These are our blind spots when it comes to being ‘politically savvy’.

During this training session you will learn ‘The Rules of the Game’ and how to be positively political to enhance their career development and satisfaction.

Rule #1 Like the lottery… you have to play to win
Learn how to ‘re-frame’ the concepts around politics so that you feel comfortable ‘playing the game’

Rule #2 Don’t get upset, get even
Learn how to defuse any denial or resistance you might experience related to organisational politic

Rule #3 Treat Stakeholders as they would like to be treated
Understand two political power styles and how to flex your style more effectively

Rule #4 Be yourself, but be the best self you can be
Learn how to leverage your natural style to ensure you are ‘heard’ and supported

Rule #5 A good idea alone is not enough
Learn how to ‘message’ appropriately

Rule #6 Don’t light a candle to place it under a bushel basket
Learn how to promote yourself and your team with decent boldness

Rule #7 Past performance predicts future behaviour… for women
Learn how to use your track record to tell stories about credibility and trustworthiness.

Rule #8 The world isn’t fair and the sooner you realise this, the better
Learn how to ‘level the playing field’ by spending time on ‘the right things’ instead of ‘doing things right’.

Rule #9 There are friends and there are allies
Build your network strategically.

Rule #10 Only powerful people can effect powerful change.

If you would like more information please go to our site, where you can also download the booking form.

If you are interested in participating in any or all of the webinars, or would like more information please contact Sarah Lilley at slilley@womenin.co.uk or on 020 7422 9213 – many thanks!


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