For some of you if I called you politically savvy you would feel insulted. For some political savvy is total manipulation of others - unethical behavior to get ahead at others expense. I have been writing about it for years. I think of political savvy as the ability to build influence through relationships and results.
I think of it as:
For some being politically savvy is about pushing others down or being untruthful. It means picking fights over issues that aren't critical. Political savvy is not about being negative. It is about being smart and pro-active. The truth is at the lowest level of office politics, you can engage in several activities without considering yourself a “political person.” For example: relationship building, networking, team involvement and persuasive communication
Political Savvy has little to do with one’s place in the hierarchy. It means building networks—relationships—with people inside and outside your organization who can provide useful information and assistance. Most of all think of it as defending yourself from others' devious politics.
Just a few questions to answer: