The Politics of Promotion offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realities of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve. It's a guide to help women get to the top and stay on top.
Heather Hansen O’Neill is an award-winning speaker and author who fires up organizations and corporations on leadership, team development, and change management. I recently spoke with Heather about cultivating relationships and she says it all starts with YOU. You say you can improve...
Test Your Political Savvy
Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. It's the reality of the workplace.
Learning to navigate and overcome these challenges is the key to professional recognition for women, fostering relationships that reach far beyond the next evaluation. Are you poised to play politics and get ahead? Take this quiz to find out.Learn More
The Politics Of Promotion
Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion. Too often, they're left outside of the circles of power and influence where decisions are made that affect their careers.
The Politics of Promotion provides a framework for breaking into that circle, and taking control of one's own career path. Women will find that the insights in The Politics of Promotion that can help them get ahead and stay ahead.Buy Now
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Attending a Bonnie Marcus talk is like watching a master class on presenting. Her warm and engaging style meld seamlessly with the importance and richness of her research. She knows what she is talking about and at the end of her presentation, so does her audience. A good teacher engages and imparts; that is what happens with Bonnie. One leaves enriched and educated from the experience. And her insights are NOT just for women.— Robert Selverstone, PhD.
During one of the first coaching sessions, Bonnie said, “why are you the lone ranger and not have more support” – it struck a chord. She was spot on with how I felt. Over our coaching sessions, we worked on building consensus in the organization around the strategy and tactics. Bonnie gave great advice on using simple words and phrases to continue to transform the perception of me and what I deliver. She made an impact on my performance in a short period of time.— Laura Comilla
Director Solutions Design & Value Creation
Bonnie Marcus just spoke at our Step Forward meeting and was fabulous! Her topic was Mastering the Art of Advocacy and Influence and she really delivered an impactful presentation that our employees are still talking about. Bonnie walked the audience through the steps of Self Promotion, Strategic Networking and Political Savvy. She also left us with 3 Key Points: 1. Knowing your value proposition is critical, 2. A strategic network helps you self-promote and build influence and 3. Navigating the system requires political savvy. Bonnie is a terrific speaker who delivers a motivating presentation.— Dorothy Kalksma
Marketing Communications Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc
Bonnie Marcus was a huge hit as the keynote at the Women's Leadership Summit where we featured her book as the framework for the entire conference. Her stories and examples and strategies ring true and inspired action. We look forward to working with her again.— Janet Wigfield
Vice President/Executive Director Conference + Events
Working Mother Media/Diversity Best Practices/NAFE
I was looking for a professional speaker who not only had credibility and intelligence, but a person who understood the issues that woman face in their career development throughout their lives. We hired Bonnie to speak to our members at Women in Housing and Finance in NYC and she more than delivered! I highly recommend Bonnie for your personal training or for group coaching. Her value proposition is clear within minutes of meeting her!— Kathleen Parisi
Bonnie Marcus is a captivating and inspirational speaker. I heard her presentation at the Bryant University Women's Leadership Conference in Rhode Island. Bonnie presents fascinating and unique material that is very meaningful to her audiences. She has a wonderful presentation style too. Every audience member appeared to be completely engaged and hanging on her every word. I highly recommend Bonnie Marcus for keynotes or other strategic speaking opportunities.— Sandra Long
Post Road Consulting LLC
I had the pleasure of attending Bonnie's recent session on "Owning your Ambition" at the Bryant University 2016 Women's Summit. In this talk, Bonnie offers succinct and research-based direction on career management skills, providing tremendous clarity on the many landmines in the working world. Bonnie, your message really resonated with me, and I hope you'll continue to be invited to share your research with other women.— Donna Sposato Williams
VP Global Industries/B2B Industries
Bank of America
“I asked Bonnie Marcus to lead an event sponsored by IFC’s Women Network entitled “The Anatomy of a Blindside” based on her recent book. The topic of politics in the workplace and of women’s approach to it resonated particularly with our audience which included staff at all levels of the organization. The event was extremely well attended and the participants appreciated Bonnie’s no-nonsense approach and practical advice. Bonnie is able to draw not only on her own successful corporate career, but also on the experiences of other women through her coaching practice and writing/speaking engagements. I believe this gives her a unique perspective. Bonnie spoke eloquently and her message was easy to digest.”— Sharmila Hardi
International Finance Corporation (IFC), Financial Institutions Group
Within 48 hours—and on different occasions--Ms Marcus spoke with professional and administrative staff, faculty colleagues, undergraduate business students, and liberal art majors. The results attested her stamina, of course, but also her versatility, intelligence, and remarkable abilities to enlighten and entertain. The timeliness of her thoughtful remarks impressed us all, as did her generosity; she listened, counselled, coached, and spoke sagely about ambition, gender, and leadership in the twenty first century.— Peter Iver Kaufman, PhD
Professor, George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Bonnie provided a much needed, clear-eyed perspective on my current leadership challenges, and gave me sound advice on how to think them through. Working with her was both productive and instructive. She understands the gendered aspect of leadership, which was also very helpful. I highly recommend her.— Anne Weisberg
Families and Work Institute