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Policy Mindset Scorecard™

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When completing the scorecard, all fields must be filled in correctly. Once you've completed the scorecard, an email with your completed scorecard will be sent to you.

In order to begin, the following issues need to be addressed:

Mindset 1: PASSION

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You feel downtrodden and apathetic about government issues or laws. You feel you are ignored and disempowered.
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You're mildly interested in policy issues but not any specific cause. You find it complex and confusing.
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You understand and are concerned about one key issue for yourself, your company or your industry.
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You are focused and have a burning desire to continually tackle a number of important and diverse issues and succeed.
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Mindset 2: AGENT OF CHANGE

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You have never thought about a rule, regulation or even changing a law and don't believe you ever can. You think voting is the answer.
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You want to change politicians because you believe they should do their job and change the law. You run a small fast growing company.
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You have set the ground rules within your mid-sized, growing company and you are involved in implementing a policy changes.
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You are continually successful in implementing new laws or getting old laws off the books. Your company is large. Growth is stable.
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Mindset 3: PERSUASIVE

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

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You remain silent. You don't know what you want and you're confused about politics, policy and the government.
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You don't speak up for fear of being singled out or not knowing enough. You complain about politics to friends but you don't get involved.
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You are confident and you write op-eds, speak to industry professionals and your lawmakers about your concerns.
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You are clear on your issue. You articulate it. You are willing to write, talk and explain it to anyone and convince them of its merits.
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Mindset 4: POSITIVE

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

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You feel pretty negative. You don't have any specific policy goals and even if you did you don't think you could achieve them.
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You believe the system is rigged and there is no clear solution. You think we need better, more ethical leaders.
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Your eyes are open. You understand the pros and cons of policymaking. You know you can't win every fight. You treat politics like a pro.
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You have a positive attitude because you believe issues are important in your business. You are optimistic and realistic.
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Mindset 5: TEAM BUILDER

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You prefer to do things by yourself and don't see why you need help from others. You might protest, complain or blame others.
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You rely upon social media to get the word out and hope that something will stick or that general media awareness will work in your favor.
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You delegate work to staff, your team, or a trade association to effect policy change. You know industry relationships are important.
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You persuade others to join you. You lobby, build effective coalitions & foster strategically aligned relationships with Committee Chairs.
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Mindset 6: COMMITTED

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

Currently, I am I want to be
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You don't have money or time to spare. You think others should pay, not you. Your lobbying budget is $ 0.
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You sign petitions, attend town halls, wrote to your congressman or made a campaign donation. Your lobbying budget is $ 50k +.
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You paid fees to join a trade group but your issues are not always addressed by policy experts. Your lobbying budget is $ 250k +.
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You put time, money and resources into the policy game to keep issues alive and moving forward. Your lobbying budget is $ 1M +.
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Mindset 7: PERSISTENT

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

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You feel frustrated and angry and give up easily. Maybe you see no problem. So there is no need for you to engage.
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You are confused and frustrated by politicians and not sure what to do. You have just one issue or problem and think someone will fix it.
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You advocate successfully and put a reasonable amount of effort into a few but sporadic issues but not more than required.
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You do what it takes to make progress, no matter what roadblocks are in front of you. You persist. You have recurring problems or issues.
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Mindset 8: REALISTIC

Select a number on each side, one for where you feel you score currently, and where you want to be.

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You believe you are right and others should bend to your point of view. You often don't have all the facts and you don't care about debate.
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You can't understand why politicians don't just get something done. You are not clear that policymaking requires patience and discipline.
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You prefer to win the debate and will sometimes make concessions. You think beating your opponent is part of your job.
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You know you need to work across party lines. You know achieving a successful compromise is better than getting nothing at all.
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