The first step to becoming politically savvy is to develop relationships with others. No leader is a leader without followers. No one can lead an organization well if he does not have good relationships with other people inside and outside of the organization. Discuss a leader with whom you are familiar in terms of his or her relationship-building skills and political savvy.
REAL LIFE APPLICATION: Discuss yourself in terms of your political savvy. Do you consider yourself politically savvy? If so, why? If not, what steps could you take to become more politically savvy? Why is it important as a leader to be politically savvy?