Managing Through Corporate Politics: The Achilles Heel of Executing Professional Skepticism (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Instructor: Lynn Fountain
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Many professions require the utilization of professional skepticism, due care and independence in execution of roles. Corporate politics can be a combating factor when attempting to comply with those requirements. Leaders must be vigilant about nipping “political” problems in the bud, before they spiral out of control.

When you were in college, did you really think the word "politics" was anything other than governmental issues and elections? Little did you know that a new challenge awaited you upon graduation and entering into the workforce.

Dealing with corporate politics can be one of the most frustrating and confusing experiences for any professional let alone individuals just entering the workforce. Unfortunately, the same issues that cause problems in government—selfishness, greed, bickering, lust for power—can creep into your company's culture and impede productivity. Leaders must be vigilant about nipping “political” problems in the bud, before they spiral out of control.

It doesn’t matter if you are an executive leading an organization or a staff assistant, corporate politics can impact your work and work product. Many individuals declare “I don’t play corporate politics”, but unfortunately studies show that whenever two or more individuals gather in a work setting, politics will exist.

This webinar will focus on the core concepts that impact corporate politics and evaluate methods for better understanding when/how/why the issues occur. This will enable the professional to better execute their professional skepticism, due care and independence responsibilities.

Learning to understand and deal with corporate politics is a prerequisite to being able to maintain an effective career. This course discusses the basics of corporate politics and provides you with alternatives to managing and handling dilemmas that you may face.

Who Should Attend
Accountants and Finance professionals, Business Owners, CFOs, CEOs, Legal and Compliance professionals, Any individual who works in the business world, Board members and Audit Committee members, Any individual who works in the business world.

Topics Covered

  • Understand and deal with corporate politics
  • Basics of corporate politics
  • Alternatives to managing and handling dilemmas that you may face

Learning Objectives

  • Describe corporate politics and how they apply
  • Recognize instances when corporate politics arise and methods to address corporate politics
  • Identify the impact of corporate politics on any organization
  • Identify the types of corporate politics and how to remedy them
  • Recognize the importance of the "metaphors" of corporate politics
  • Examine how to dispel the myths of corporate politics
  • Identify the types of "roles" and "players" in corporate politics
  • Recognize how to employ steps to overcome corporate politics

Level
Basic

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Personal Development (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
None

Advance Preparation
None

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