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

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Introduction

You work really hard. You have what it takes to do a good job. All your skills and education have prepared you to have a successful career. You are passionate about what you do. You enjoy your colleagues, and you invest a great deal of time and energy into every project to make sure it's perfect.

Perhaps you have been recognized for your top performance. You think you are well on your way to getting a promotion. There is a new opportunity to move up. It would mean more compensation and more responsibility, and you are ready to take it on. You apply for the position. You know you are qualified, maybe even overqualified, and you are confident that the job will be yours. And then the bottom falls out. Someone else is chosen over ...

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