june, 2021

wed16jun12:00 pm1:00 pmOn ZoomBecoming a Politically Intelligent Leader without Selling Your Soul, with Olga SelinaA Personal Growth Roundtable, with Olga Selina12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time WHO THIS IS FOR:All Team Members

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“The term ‘Politics’ is based on the words ‘Poly’ and ‘Ticks’, ‘Poly’ meaning many, and ‘Ticks’ meaning blood-sucking parasites.” – Annette B. Czernik, Executive Coach and Consultant

Does this description come to mind when you hear about “office politics”, or when someone at work is regarded as politically savvy? These terms often bring to mind things like cutthroat ambition, backstabbing, and manipulation…but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Being politically savvy has nothing to do with the dark art of office politics: with a foundation of emotional intelligence, political savvy is crucial for great leadership.


In this talk, you’ll learn why politics in your organization is not only unavoidable, but a crucial part of career and leadership development. Drawing on her experience as a senior leader, and blending personal stories with research, Olga will:

  • debunk the myth that developing your organizational political skills requires elaborate plotting and a heart of stone
  • demonstrate how you can become politically savvy by using emotional intelligence, empathy, sincerity, integrity, and humor
  • a leader or emerging leader who wants to become more socially intelligent and better at influencing others
  • finding your progress up the career ladder is slowing and not keeping pace with colleagues
  • trying to expand and improve your internal networking skills

Olga Selina

Olga is a Technology and Operations Executive and her specialty is transformation and change management ‘laced’ with right technology. She achieves results by understanding the history and stakeholders as well as strategic focus/northstar of the organization. She has been extremely successful because of thoughtful decisiveness, empathetic leadership and true drive for change. Her approach is unique blending humor (sometimes sarcasm), global focus, care for people and drive for excellence.

Most recently Olga led a global, cross-functional team at HERE Technologies responsible for operational excellence and accelerating innovation in the organization. Olga has been with HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) since 2007, leading a variety of Business Planning, Portfolio, Program Management, System and End to End Testing, IT, Tools, Operations, and Quality teams.