Navigating Organizational Politics

Foundational

Skill Level

None

Prerequisite

60 Minutes

Time Commitment per Week

4

Number of Weeks

Leader Behaviors

This course strengthens your skills in the following leader behaviors:

Course Overview

Organizational politics involves the use of influential tactics that improve personal or organizational interests. A leader with good political skills manages to gain more personal power and can handle stress and job demands better, therefore having a greater impact on organizational goals. The focus of this course is on building a strong understanding of organizational politics, addressing challenges, and discovering ways to ethically approach workplace politics. 

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for leaders at all levels or anyone who desires to have a better understanding of the strategies needed to successfully navigate organizational politics and overcome challenging situations within the workplace.

Learning Path

In this session, we will explore a broad overview of organizational politics and discuss the benefits and challenges associated with it. We will also identify three aspects of organizational politics: People, Power and Potential. We will learn how each of these aspects plays an important role in navigating the political landscape.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

In this session, we will explore how the People aspect (specifically, leader behaviors) impacts the political landscape and can be leveraged to positively influence the company or team culture.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

Successful leaders are using a more integrative and participatory style with a greater emphasis on the soft power of attraction, rather than the hard power of command. However, the two are often used interchangeably to influence others in positive and negative ways. In this session, we will and examine how soft and hard Sources of Power influence and impact the organizational system.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

In this session, we will explore the Potential Aspect and discover how understanding  organizational politics can help leaders to be successful by creating a culture of connection, openness, and trust.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

Content Questions?

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Upcoming Courses

Dates and times listed below are for the 1st session of any course. For dates and times for other sessions, log into lab.leadershipedge.live.

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