The Politics of Promotion

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion. Too often, they're left outside of the circles of power and influence where decisions are made that affect their careers. But politics are the reality of the workplace, one that differs between organizations and fluctuates over time.Learning to navigate these complex rules and customs is the key to professional recognition for women, fostering relationships that reach far beyond the next evaluation.

This week, we celebrate the four-year anniversary of The Politics of Promotion, a book that offers the tools and guidance women need to successfully navigate the realities of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve. Written by Bonnie Marcus, a professional coach who focuses on helping women advance their careers, this book demonstrates the impact of relationships and sponsorship on career trajectory.

Schedule some time today to listen in to our content-rich conversation with Bonnie, as she explores the workplace realities facing all women today and how both men and women can navigate the politics. Discover why excellence and achievement aren't propulsion enough to get ahead; and how networking with power and intention can make all the difference in perception, reputation, and promotion.

Far beyond the typical advice of "be assertive" and "embrace ambition," Bonnie provides a unique and proven method for becoming a bigger player in the workplace and avoiding unexpected trip-ups that can add years to the climb — or end it for good.

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