Learners were most impressed with the tactics, tips and strategies provided in handling political situations. Group discussions and case studies allowed for improved political self-awareness, and provided a practical application of tactics and tips. The Org Savvy workshop was a… “Toronto Dominion Bank”
Shattering the Glass Ceiling
The Challenge for Corporate Women
Many women under-estimate the ways that their attitudes and actions about power and politics impact their job success, career, 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.
Research shows that men are promoted more based upon their future potential while women receive promotions more based upon their past track record. Yet, even as little girls, females 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.
This workshop is a specially - customized version of our popular Organizational Savvy aimed at empowering women in business to break through barriers to advancement, influence and impact due to gender norms.
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