Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., assists professional women to successfully position and promote themselves to advance their careers, and consults with companies to retain and support their female talent. Her latest book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead (Wiley, 2015), provides a road map for women to navigate the complexities of their workplace to get the promotion they deserve. With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie's extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies. Bonnie started her corporate career at an entry level position and worked her way up to the top of a national company by using her savvy promotion and relational skills. As president and founder of Women's Success Coaching, Bonnie has conducted extensive research on women and ambition which is the foundation for assisting companies to manage and support women's leadership initiatives.

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The Politics of Promotion

Bonnie Marcus

This presentation is based on Bonnie’s book, The Politics of Promotion.

The workplace is a highly political environment where key decisions about who gets ahead, who gets the plum assignments, and who gets access to scarce resources are not decided solely on merit. Promotion and political savvy are critical to influence the decision making process for career advancement.

In this presentation, Bonnie addresses:

The importance of being politically savvy for career advancement.

How to use promotion as a political skill for access to informal networks, information, and opportunities.

How to build and nurture a power network to support their career ambition.

The impact of the rules, power, and culture of the organization on their career.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support