Mastering the Politics of Promotion

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Bonnie MarcusHave you ever been told you are up for a promotion and it didn’t happen? According to Bonnie Marcus, sales and management executive, Forbes and Business Insider contributor, and author of The Politics of Promotion, this is an unfortunate and common occurrence. Yet there with knowledge, a strategy, and a plan you can give yourself an edge. In this CareerCast, Bonnie shares lessons learned from her decades of experience in startups, global companies, as well as her executive coaching with individuals on how to master the politics of promotion.

Aired April 17, 2020

Award-winning entrepreneur, Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has real conversations for real women about real situations in the workplace today. As the President of Women’s Success Coaching, Bonnie assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers.

With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies. honored Women’s Success Coaching in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women and her syndicated radio show, GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success, provides practical tips and resources for professional women to succeed in business and is broadcast live each week on a CBS station. In addition to ForbesWoman, Bonnie has been published in WomenEntrepreneur, Business Insider, Daily Worth, Women in HR, and Central Valley Business Times. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Diversity MBA, and CIO Magazine. Bonnie received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University. She is an ICF certified executive coach.

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Politics of Promotion by Bonnie Marcus

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