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Politically Competent and Good Corporate Citizens

Senior executives from a variety of organizations are often called to testify about health policy issues (as you saw in Unit 3's group project about the U.S. congressional hearing). It is in the organization's best interest if these executives are both politically competent and good corporate citizens.

1. In general terms, what knowledge, skills, and individual behaviors must an executive have to be politically competent and and to be good corporate citizens?

2. Think about the witness whose testimony you summarized for the group project. Did he or she demonstrate political competence? Explain.

3. Think about a particular healthcare organization's corporate citizenship. How would you describe it (e.g., "good," "average," or "poor")? What did the organization do (or not do) to achieve this level of corporate citizenship?

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