Anatomy of a Blindside


Workshop given by Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed, CEC, Certified Executive Coach, Forbes contributing writer

The workplace is a highly politicized environment where key decisions about who gets ahead, who gets plum assignments, and who gets the scarce resources are not just decided on merit, but politics.

Everyone talks about the glass ceiling and how women need to knock on the glass ceiling to get ahead. What’s really going on is that there is a political power grid that holds women back, not a glass ceiling, and this power grid is so hidden and buried that women don’t even know it exists. And because they don’t know it exists, they can accidentally step on something and get blindsided.


During this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • How to map the power grid in their organization, identify the key stakeholders and rate their influence.
  • How to use promotion as a political skill for access to informal networks, information, and opportunities.
  • The three essential tools required to get ahead and stay ahead in today’s workplace.


Date and Time:  
February 13, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 PM

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Monadnock Room
7 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Info

Members: $40; Non-Members: $60

A light dinner will be served.

A BIG THANK YOU to Whole Foods at 115 Prospect Street in Cambridge for donating a delicious dinner for this event.

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