The Impact of Political Skills on Strategic Decision-Making for Senior Leaders - Directorates of Education
Keywords:Political Skills, Strategic Decisions Making
In this article we aim to verify the impact of political skills on strategic decision-making among senior leaders in the six directorates of education in Baghdad governorate. A hypothetical research model has been built that determines the nature of the relationship and its impact between the dimensions of the independent variable represented by political skills (Social astuteness, Interpersonal influence, Networking ability, Apparent sincerity.) and the dimensions of the dependent variable strategic decision-making (rationality, intuition, political behavior). The research relied on the questionnaire as a main tool in collecting its data, as the questionnaire forms were distributed to the research community of (18) members, was also used by ready-made statistical programs to test hypotheses and reach multiple results, including: The respondents’ possession of political skills had a positive impact on increasing their capabilities in strategic decision-making, which plays a key role in the directorates’ success and prosperity, through the use of their rational influences to increase the capabilities of senior leaders in making strategic decisions, which allows them to easily influence others and change their behavior to achieve the desired goals.