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Playing Corporate Politics

New Course Avaliable! Dates: 17 Feb 2016, 2 June 2016 15 Sept 2016
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The Games that People Play

Remaining informed and being able to understand what is happening contributes to continued mental health.

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Why you should attend!

  • Leaders are astute players of politics
  • Being politically smart is not a trait but a skill that can be mastered
  • Each of us has a natural political style that can be made more effective.
  • Politics are a pervasive part of the fabric of corporate life.
  • For better or for worse, power and influence rule the turf.
  • Politics may be defined as the art of getting things done and reaping the rewards, or as getting things done in the face of opposition.
  • For those of us serious about our careers, political acumen is an essential competence in the world of work.

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Course Outline

Module One -Setting the scene

  1. Why are politics everywhere you go?
  2. What is the function of political behaviour in everyday work life?
  3. Does political behaviour always have to be negative?
  4. Understand the drivers of human behaviour.
  5. Determine the consequences of not understanding the rules of the game.

Module Two - €“ Assessing the turf

  1. What is the culture of the company within which you work?
  2. Determine your own style of play.
  3. Assess your level of competence.
  4. Are you working with purists, team players, street fighters or a maneuver’s?

Module Three -  Create your tool kit

  1. The formula

Module Four -€“ Name the game

  1. The cleaver
  2. Faking right and going left
  3. The lobbyer
  4. The informant
  5. The poker player
  6. The set up

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Module Five -€“ Diagnosis, tactics and interpersonal skills

  1. Setting boundaries
  2. Working with unsafe people
  3. Negotiating your future.

Module Six -€“ Improve your Political Intelligence (PI)

  1. Knowledge
  2. Attitude
  3. Skills
  4. Actions

Module Seven - Living with yourself and raising the stakes

  1. Personal mastery in a political context
  2. The leaders role
  3. The last resort

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Course Details


R3 300.00 excl vat p/p

Refreshments, Training Manuals & PQ Career Pack Included

FEE = R3 300.00 excluding vat

First 10 bookings - receive a copy of the booklet:

Master the art of networking by Dr R Volpe


Registration: 8h00am

Workshop: 9h00am - 16h00pm

Venue: Metropolitan Office Park, 8 Hillside Road, Parktown, Ground Floor - Tshikululu Social Investments.
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