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

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8Moving ForwardAre You Ready?

Political skills are essential career competencies to get ahead and stay ahead, and they are especially important for high-achieving women working in competitive male-dominated organizations.

We've taken a good look at the dynamics of the workplace: the politics at play, the subtle gender bias, the culture. We know that it's challenging for women to survive and thrive in these organizations. There are many obvious and hidden forces that can work against us as we move up the hierarchy. And we've seen how our own internal barriers keep us from engaging and reaching our full potential, our mind-set about politics being dirty and a waste of time, and our belief that focusing on the work alone will get us ahead, along ...

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