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The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Bonnie Marcus

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When I lost out on a promotion, as I described in the Introduction, I was shocked. I knew I was highly qualified and deserving of the position, but I was trumped by the politics. It took a while for me to settle down and figure out how I wanted to proceed with my career. The company offered me a lateral position that required relocation, but somehow I could not muster the energy or interest to make a move. I realized I no longer had the passion and commitment to the company, and I did not trust my job security there.

So I decided to look for an opportunity elsewhere. I perused job openings online and spoke with some headhunters who had contacted me over the years, but the most powerful ...

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