"Bonnie Marcus outlines a proven method for women to navigate the complexities of the workplace and get the promotions they deserve."

Gloria Feldt, Co-founder & President of Take The Lead

About The Book

The Politics of Promotion offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realities of their organizations, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve.

Bonnie Marcus, a professional coach focused on helping women advance their careers, demonstrates the impact of relationships and sponsorship in career trajectory. Readers will learn why excellence and achievement aren't 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," this book provides a unique and proven method for becoming a bigger player in the workplace and avoiding trip-ups that can add years to the climb—or end it for good.

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Praise For 'The Politics Of Promotion'

  • "This book reframes the concept of office politics. Bonnie clearly and practically explains how the work environment must be understood for anyone hoping to advance their careers. Through research, case studies, and a variety of powerful vignettes, she offers insights for all individuals – women and men – who seek to be more successful, eliminate roadblocks, and deliver for themselves, their teams, and their organizations."
    ~ Susan B. Chodakewitz, President of Tetra Tech AMT
  • "Studies have shown that a person who reads often and a lot lends to learning much easier than someone who picks up a book too rarely or does not read at all. Reading is not a passive process. Getting new material, the human brain immediately transgresses to its processing. Moreover, by reading more and more books, you will have a chance to come across the one that will change your life forever. My book of such a kind is The Politics of Promotion. Women tend to perceive office politics as something unpleasant. The Politics of Promotion is useful for people who need to better understand and realize the importance of company policy, not only as an integral part of career growth but also as a more effective way to successfully complete daily work duties. What I appreciate this Bonnie Marcus's research the most for is that it helped me find a job as a writer in custom essay service. It taught me in such a way as to demonstrate how politically competent you can be to build important relationships with stakeholders who can support, mentor, and promote you. The ability to control the word is necessary for all people, without exception. Speaking at meetings or job interviews will necessarily be a part of everyone’s life. Beautiful and correct speech without parasitic words will certainly attract the attention of the one to whom it is addressed. Comparing a book with a teacher is not an exaggeration. In addition, you can draw a parallel between the book and the philosopher, personal psychologist, or guide. After reading this book, you will learn how to navigate in the organization to achieve your career and business goals, working with and by guidance of other people."
    ~ Alexandra Glucksmann, COO of Editas Medicine
  • "Women are graduating from college and entering the workforce ill-prepared to navigate their new environment. Putting your head down and achieving great results works in school, but being successful in your career requires more. Bonnie Marcus has nailed the missing piece: political savvy. This should be required reading for all college graduates."
    ~ Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer of The Levo League
  • "Bonnie Marcus shares from her experience on how to get the recognition and rewards you deserve for your work by managing the interpersonal dynamics of the workplace. Politics is inherent in all human relationships. This book will teach you how to interact professionally and get promoted while staying true to yourself."
    ~ Marilyn Tam, Author of The Happiness Choice
  • "If you’re one of those nice girls who thinks politics is a four-letter word, think again. From promotions to perks to plum assignments, savvy women know the path to success is paved by politics. This book will help you to make workplace politics an integral part of your skill set without feeling as if you’ve compromised your integrity."
    ~ Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., Author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

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About Bonnie Marcus

Award-winning entrepreneur and Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has real conversations for real women in the workplace today. The President of Women’s Success Coaching, she assists women to navigate the workplace and advance their careers.

With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s background includes CEO and VP of Sales at three national companies. She has held executive positions in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies.

Bonnie started her career at an entry level position and worked up to the top of a national company using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is to help other women learn to be sensitive to the culture of their organizations, embrace the politics, and actively move their careers forward.

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About Morton Shaevitz

For more than three decades Dr. Morton Shaevitz has been helping individuals and organizations to grow and change through his work as a clinician, author, consultant, and speaker. Much of his early career focused on gender issues at home and in the workplace. He and his wife Marjorie wrote Making It Together As A Two Career Couple, the first US book published in this area.

As a member of the Internal Medicine division at Scripps Clinic, he developed a number of behavioral health programs and his interest turned toward medical and geriatric psychology. He is currently the chair of the section of Geriatric Psychology for the California Psychological Association.

He has served as a member of the Leadership Advisory Council of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.


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Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion. Too often, they're left outside the circles of power and influence where decisions are made that affect their careers.

The Politics of Promotion provides a framework for breaking into those circles, and taking control of one's own career path. Bonnie Marcus shows how to navigate office politics successfully, build and nurture key relationships, get comfortable with self-promotion, and avoid potentially disastrous blindsides.

The Politics of Promotion is for anyone who wants to take the next step in advancing their career.

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