Leadership Workshop: Office Politics for People Who Don’t Like Politics
Wednesday, October 3rd | 12:45 PM -4:15 PM
Baltimore Convention Center: Room 307-309
In every corporate workplace there are smart, talented women going about their work, hoping to attract reward and recognition. While they wait, colleagues are advancing their careers by politicking and schmoozing. Is it possible to navigate office politics without becoming a political animal?
In this workshop, presented by Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc., you will learn positive ways to navigate office politics with savvy. We will discuss:
- Before you try any of these tools/tips we’re about to cover, there is one thing you need to do first…. Get out of your in-box!
- The difference between office politics and organizational awareness
- The shadow organization, with five elements for understanding interpersonal dynamics at work
- Tips for navigating your organization with savvy
- How to identify critical relationships and alliances to build
- Your social checklist: ways to read cues for a ‘quick read’ on individuals and groups
- How to understand the unwritten ‘rules of the game’ at work
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About Jo Miller
Jo has a passion for helping women develop their leadership skills, confidence and presence, and specializes in helping women break into leadership in industries that have been traditionally considered ‘a man’s world’, such as technology, finance and energy. Since 1998 Jo has developed and implemented leadership development programs that have benefited women worldwide, logging many thousands of hours coaching women who are in executive and management positions, or aspire to be.
Jo is a sought-after speaker, delivering over 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 800 women. She has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and workshops for women’s conferences and the corporate women’s initiatives at eBay, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and numerous others.
Jo was named one of Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s 40 people to watch under the age of 40 in 2006, and one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence in 2008.