• PB14-7
  • 360-4
  • Navara NW-L
  • Collage-L
  • PRI-N-L
  • Bernanke-NNN-L
  • Yang Jiechi N-L
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Engage or Enrage

  • Political actors have a strategy for your business.
  • Do you have a strategy for them?

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Making Democracy Work

  • Not just winning elections, governing

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Friends, Power, Friends with Power

  • A Flatter world requires wider vision, closer friends

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TPP, TTIP and Beyond

  • Protectionists have a narrow view
  • Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition

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SShapeholder Decision Matrix

The second set of “A’s” – Advance, Avert, Acquiesce and Assemble – explain how to act in response to an attack or opportunity posed by shapeholders as illustrated by the Shapeholder Decision Matrix >>

See Speeches on Shapeholder Engagement

For more, see Kennedy's journal article:

“Social Media Provides a Megaphone for Organizations Intent on Shaping the Corporate Environment” Strategy and Leadership Vol. 41 No. 5 (November, 2013): 39-47

“Shapeholders”, the “7A” approach and “Shapeholders Decision Matrix” are copyrights of Mark Kennedy




SPPeak Leadership for Political Leaders - Making Democracy Work in Brazil

Speech: Rede De Acao Politica Pela Sustentabilidade

Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 10, 2014

It was great to address young leaders and supporters of Rede De Acao Politica Pela Sustentabilidade, an organization devoted to cultivating tomorrow's political talent throughout Brazil.

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BBrazil Attorney General Luís Inácio Adams

Brasilia, Brazil

March 17, 2014

After a wonderful week with students in Brazil, it was wonderful to connect with other leaders in Brazil to plan an even better class in 2015 and to explore opportunities to train more Brazilian leaders in how to Make Democracy Work.  One of my visits included meeting with Brazil Attorney General Luís Inácio Adams.

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GPolitical Management Updates Cirriculum

Article: GW Today

March 19, 2014

The Graduate School of Political Management will make changes to courses that will enhance the Political Management master’s program and several certificate programs beginning in the fall 2014 semester.

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Putin Is the Prototypical Political Opponent for U.S. Lawmakers

Huffington Blog Post

March 21, 2014

"With his bellicose rhetoric and aggressive actions in the Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is rapidly turning himself into the most hated Russian since Ivan Drago His regime's sanctions against several White House officials and members of Congress were perhaps an attempt to counter penalties levied by United States, but they should have potent benefits as well."

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