Case study: Developing political skills

A team of scientists wants to motivate and inspire staff who are embarking on careers in health research. Challenges include developing political awareness and promoting a reflective approach to career development. Eleanor Shakiba presents modules on Conflict Resolution and Personality Types Working Together.

The scientists complete the MBTI questionnaire and discuss the implications of personality preferences for team dynamics within laboratory settings. Case studies, role plays and reflective exercises are used to explore the Harvard Negotiation model. Group members report that the Think Learn Succeed sessions are “both practical and inspiring.”