Political Intelligence – Leadership in a Shared Power World

Leaders in all sectors are now operating in an environment of shared power – and adjusting to it means they have to do things differently. They need to work with multiple stakeholders and come up with long term, innovative solutions that benefit all. In the video above Valerie Wark and Gerry Reffo outline the key aspects of this important leadership approach.

“Tomorrow’s leaders need to look beyond the urgent and immediate day-to-day demands to see what the future needs and how that shapes what they do today.”

The PQ leadership model of political intelligence captures how smart leaders deliver success for themselves and others in this world. PQ leadership is a new leadership concept that enables governments and businesses to build relationships and work together in a more effective way.

Five facets of political intelligence
The PQ model describes the key skills and behaviours of five facets: futurity, power, empathy with purpose, trust, versatility.

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Where are you strong and where do you need to develop? When all 5 facets are developed and working in harmony PQ leadership delivers. Watch the authors share their insights in the video.

The book, Leadership PQ: How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart, is available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

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Valerie Wark is an Ashridge accredited coach, working with individuals at Board level, Directors and high potentials. Her qualifications and experience as a CEO in the NHS, a Non-Executive Director and as a Coach and Leadership tutor, enable her to relate to clients in terms of both their business and psychological needs and she is widely known for innovative programme design and executive coaching that delivers results. Her clients include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Vodafone, BBC Worldwide, The NHS, Lloyds Bank, Kerry Foods and BG Group.

Gerry Reffo, CMG was Head of Learning and Development in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is now a senior independent HR consultant and Ashridge Business School accredited executive coach and associate. She develops leaders, teams, and organisations in both the public and private sector.

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