Great points Jen.

I think being likable is great advice and I think helping others achieve success is also great advice but to me those things are like building and maintaining a base. That is very important but it is not usually enough to advance oneself.

To get ahead a defining move must be made, you have to stand up and be counted, you have to make a statement, you have to shoot the shot “across the bow.” This is going to involve some risk. You are going to be exposed. It may not work out. But it has to be done.

You know what? The leaders of your organizations are waiting for you to do it. They aren’t going to promote the gals and guys who do the rope a dope.