Women in Business Thought Leader and Executive Coach Bonnie Marcus Releases New Book That Is the First to Show Women How to Succeed in Workplace Politics

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“The Politics of Promotion” Reveals Why Performance isn’t Enough for Women to be Promoted and Provides them with the Framework for Building Workplace Relationships and Taking Control of their Career Path

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There isn’t any topic in the workplace that brings up more frustration for women than office politics. But, the avoidance of workplace dynamics can put them in a very vulnerable position."

Today, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., releases “The Politics of Promotion,” which is the first-ever book to provide women the steps to become savvy and succeed in workplace politics without compromising their integrity or feminine traits. In “The Politics of Promotion,” Marcus reveals how women can break into the power circles and influence decisions that affect their careers.

Marcus, an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic thought leader on women in the workplace and president of Women’s Success Coaching, an executive coaching firm that specializes in helping women navigate the realities of the workplace and advance their careers, developed the framework she shares in “The Politics of Promotion” based on her own business experience in her 20+ years in sales and management.

“There isn’t any topic in the workplace that brings up more frustration for women than office politics. But, the avoidance of workplace dynamics can put them in a very vulnerable position,” said Marcus, who is a contributing writer for Forbes and Business Insider and a sought-after national and international speaker on women in the workplace. “'The Politics of Promotion' shows women how to navigate office politics successfully, build and nurture key relationships, get comfortable with self-promotion, avoid potentially disastrous blindsides and ultimately, advance their careers.”

Available now on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and 800CEOREAD, "The Politics of Promotion" reveals how professional women can:
-Identify their value proposition.
-Effectively and authentically promote themselves without backlash.
-Build relationships of influence and position themselves with key stakeholders.
-Network with power and intent, especially with those who have power over their advancement.
-Find allies, champions, sponsors to move their career forward.

Advanced praise for “The Politics of Promotion” includes the following.    

-Author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., says, "If you’re one of those nice girls who thinks politics is a four-letter word, think again. From promotions to perks to plum assignments, savvy women know the path to success is paved by politics. This book will help you to make workplace politics an integral part of your skill set without feeling as if you’ve compromised your integrity.”

-President of Tetra Tech AMT Susan B. Chodakewitz says, "This book reframes the concept of office politics. Bonnie clearly and practically explains how the work environment must be understood for anyone hoping to advance their careers. Through research, case studies, and a variety of powerful vignettes, she offers insights for all individuals – women and men – who seek to be more successful, eliminate roadblocks, and deliver for themselves, their teams, and their organizations."

“The Politics of Promotion,” published by Wiley, includes eight chapters with titles such as The Mirror: Your Tool for Savvy Self Promotion, The Pass Go and Collect $200 Card: Strategic Networking and the GPS: Executive Coaching. For more information on “The Politics of Promotion,” visit http://politicsofpromotionbook.com/.

About the Author
Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed, is President of Women’s Success Coaching, where she assists executive women in navigating the workplace and advancing their careers. Forbes honored Women’s Success Coaching three years in a row as one of The Top 100 Websites for Professional Women. Marcus’ interview series and podcasts provide practical tips and resources for professional women to succeed in business.

Marcus is also sought-after national and international speaker on women in the workplace and a Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer.

Her extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company, VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network, and two other national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in start-up companies and Fortune 500 companies.

Marcus started her career at an entry level position and worked up to the top of a national company using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is to help other women learn to be sensitive to the culture of their organizations, embrace the politics, and actively move their careers forward.

Marcus received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University. She is an ICF certified executive coach.

The Politics of Promotion
By Bonnie Marcus
March 2015
Hardcover, $28; 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1118997425, ISBN-13: 978-1118997420

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