Strengthening Political Acumen

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Welcome to this module on Strengthening Political Acumen.

Please use the links below to:

  • watch the video
  • complete the accompanying worksheet
  • complete the assessment
  • read the article, and
  • be ready to discuss relevant insights to your life at our next session


How to Speak Up for Yourself, by Adam Galinsky, TEDxNewYork

The Business Case for Working with Your Toughest Critics, by Bob Langert, TEDSummit


Strengthening Political Acumen, by Lancaster Leadership


How Strong Are Your Influencing Skills?, by MindTools


8 Steps to High Performance,  by Marc Effron

Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t, by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Getting to Yes, by Roger Fisher & William Ury

Taking notes on the video and reading will help you to better retain and utilize what you’ve learned.

Acquire and read the books if you have a particular interest in increasing your competence in this area. You will probably not finish the books before we meet but get at least 1/3 of the way through.

Create an easy-to-find folder of all the work we are doing together, either electronically or in paper form.