Organizational Savvy for Women

This presentation is based upon our popular Organizational Savvy workshop, aimed at empowering women in business to break through barriers to advancement, influence, and impact due to gender norms. Many women under-estimate the ways that their attitudes and actions about power and politics impact their job success, career management, and team’s influence within their companies. They may define power differently, dislike traditional power versus collaborative power, or people or positions involving positional or autocratic power.

“I wanted to compliment you on a truly world-class presentation. I have attended literally hundreds of training session, the majority in various leadership development topics. In my opinion, your session was definitely one of the best I have ever participated in. Beyond the fact that your are an entertaining and enthusiastic expert, the content is practical, actionable, and extremely engaging. Nothing beats the combination of a great presenter with interesting and thought-provoking content.” – Karen Petit, Corporate Communications Manager, Firemen’s Fund

Research shows that men are promoted more based upon their future potential while women receive promotions more based upon their past track record. Yet, little girls are often more likely to be taught not to brag or talk about their accomplishments–– a real double bind. In some organizations, corporate “buzz” or gossip that is harmful to women’s mobility and impact can stem from the tendency to speak in more nurturing ways, wisely ask for directions to avoid inefficiencies, and use language that softens their stance to be less absolutist. Sadly, these habits may result in labels like “needy”, “doesn’t take a stand” or “pushover” or even make them targets of sabotage.

Brandon Partners’ popular Organizational Savvy workshop has now been customized for the influence challenges faced by women executives. Rick Brandon or a seasoned Brandon Partners female presenter will address the following topics:

  • Business rationale for women entering the ethical corporate politics arena
  • Signals to women that politics are impacting their influence, impact, and advancement
  • Re-framing politics in a high-integrity manner
  • Two Political Styles with strengths and risks
  • Overview to Organizational Savvy Skill Sets