Issue 133 - 06 | Political Savvy is a Leadership Skill
By Bonnie Marcus Published Sept. 16, 2015 10:00 a.m.

“Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.

If we define leadership as ‘the process of social influence in which a person can enlist the support and aid of others in the accomplishment of a common task’ as defined by the author in this Forbes article, then political savvy is most definitely a leadership skill. A fresh mindset about political savvy then replaces the self-serving and manipulative attitude that prevents talented employees from collaborating. With this new perspective, an active engagement in relationship building and a focus on understanding the most effective way to get things done becomes a positive force in the workplace.”



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About Bonnie Marcus | Bonnie Marcus is founder and president of Women’s Success Coaching, a company that assists professional women in successfully navigating the workplace and advancing their careers. Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching three years in a row as one of the Top 100 websites for Professional Women. Bonnie started her own corporate career at an entry-level position and worked her way up to the top of a national company. As an awardwinning entrepreneur, a contributing writer for Forbes and Business Insider, and a much sought-after professional speaker, Bonnie shares her message globally.

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