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Serving Yourself to Serve Others: A Heroic Leadership Journey

Today I published my Lead Positive Profile with Bonnie Marcus, women’s success coach and author of The Politics of Promotion on my Psychology Today blog. In the profile, we tracked the evolution of Bonnie’s heroic journey from kindergarten teacher, to corporate executive, to entrepreneur and successful business coach.

Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from her interview. For the full read, please go here.

On self-promotion

Some people are better at promoting themselves, positioning themselves, but it’s not a personality trait. You can learn it.

On moving to the next level

What happens is you reach a peak and then you kind of plateau or you may even go down a little bit before you recognize, wow, okay, now I need to reinvent myself in some way.

On navigating the politics of promotion

You can be really talented, but if you… don’t understand the realities, the complexities of your organization, you’re not going to be able to move forward.

You can follow Bonnie on Twitter @selfpromote


Where are you on your heroic journey? Download Kathy’s e-book and find out for yourself.

Dr. Kathy Cramer

Kathryn D. Cramer, PH.D.
Founder and Managing Partner, The Cramer Institute