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Organizational Savvy: Leveraging Your Strategic Influence
with Dr. Rick Brandon

Date: January 22, 2019
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 634-3600
Session Description
Leaders of companies claim politics isn’t important or doesn't exist. Yet, every day, results and careers in organizations suffer from power plays, inflated egos, turf battles, hidden personal agendas, deception, and bad mouthing. Successful leaders know how to manage organizational politics and use it to their benefit. This workshop adjusts attitudes about power and politics, confronts naiveté about organizational dynamics, and provides practical strategies for building organizational impact with integrity (e.g., ethical lobbying, addressing hidden agendas, promoting yourself with integrity, respecting turf and ego, etc.). This session is designed to benefit those well-intentioned individuals whose lack of political skills leaves them vulnerable to being underestimated, sabotaged, and denied credit for their ideas and work.

Dr. Rick Brandon delivers keynote speeches at corporate events, educates thousands annually in workshops, and appears in various industrial and educational videos. In early 1999, Dr. Brandon launched Brandon Partners, offering a unique service for corporate events, blending his passion for motivational speaking and performance programs with his talent for musical comedy. Now Brandon Partners’ most popular business services are smaller behavior change workshops in the content areas of ethical organizational politics and managerial motivation skills. Dr. Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Counseling and Management at the University of Arizona, his M.A. in Educational Psychology from St. Lawrence University, and his B.A. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the University of Bridgeport, College of Saint Rose and the University of Arizona. Dr. Brandon has consulted, educated, and presented at companies worldwide. From start-up e-commerce businesses to blue chip companies, his clients include Citibank, The Prudential, Pfizer, Charles Schwab, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Gap, Kodak, Apple Computer and Walker Interactive Systems.
Time Allocation - Topics
15% Reactions to politics & underestimating the role of politics in your success 15% Two major political styles, their dangers, and targeting a more balanced style 10% Mapping the political styles within your own work world 15% Identifying and changing your own counterproductive attitudes 15% Real-company case studies 30% Street-smart, non-manipulative strategies to increase political impact
Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents
Adaptability, Communication, Empathy, Initiative, Interpersonal Relations, Judgment, Motivation
Decision Making, Use of Authority, Coordination
Problem Identification, Analysis, Evaluating Alternative Solutions

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