How to Understand Career Advancement Politics

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How to Understand Career Advancement Politics

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Given a five-star review by, Executive Career Advancement breaks through the deepest and strongest barriers that inhibit people from discussing promotion politics.

Is discussing promotion politics taboo? Lorenzo G. Flores, Ph.D, author of the breakthrough new nonfiction, Executive Career Advancement: How to Understand the Politics of Promotion the X Factor (published by AuthorHouse) thinks so. “Career Advancement Politics is the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about,” Flores says.

Unlike popular topics like leadership, teamwork, and motivational pep talks, career advancement politics is considered controversial because it addresses unpopular truths about human behavior and promotion practices in competitive organizations (e.g., "There is no substitute for hard work and working the politics of the organization"). With each attempt to deny, minimize, or cover up promotion politics, it becomes obvious that politics are here to stay - so why not find constructive ways to deal with a difficult subject that impacts talent retention and the bottom line?

Given a five-star review by, Executive Career Advancement breaks through the deepest and strongest barriers that inhibit people from discussing promotion politics. Flores introduces new theories like the real world model versus the conventional wisdom model. By breaking down conventional wisdom and myth, the book gives readers a framework by which to analyze their career progress like any other matter in organizational business.

The book re-defines career development and challenge readers to re-evaluate the steps to success and how they can make the best of the knowledge and skills they possess. Additionally, Flores uses "Career Shaping Questions" to give readers realty checks about the human condition in today's complex and changing workplace. For anyone who wants a guide to promotion politics and the spoken and unspoken realities of career climbing––this book fills that need. It raises the bar and sets a new precedent for discussing career advancement dynamics.

Praise for Executive Career Advancement:
This book refines his ideas and is the only book that I know of that really addresses the key issues in career advancement for people of all ethnicities. It is a delightful work, full of thought provoking quotes and provides keen insights into the politics of promotion. In the interface we find that the dynamics of career advancement are critical to the leadership and management processes. They go to the heart of morale, productivity, and control of the work environment.
David C. Wigglesworth, Ph.D., an interculturalist, international management and organization development consultant.

About the Author
Lorenzo G. Flores, Ph.D is a consultant and speaker on the dynamics of career advancement. He has garnered national attention for his board game "Multicultural Promotion Track Game," which simulates competitive work environments. He holds a Ph.D. in urban studies and master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Southern California.

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