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Putting it in terms even SusanG can understand

You have two employees.  One has been a very dedicated and hard worker and has excelled in her job,  She’s been waiting for her chance to run the company for a long time.

The other is a young up and coming whippersnapper who’s been shmoozing everyone he meets but has been so busy playing office politics that he hasn’t really done anything on the job.

In comes some Board of Director types.  The company’s broke due to the bad management of the previous CEO.  They look at the CV’s, take the Whippersnapper out for a round of golf (after all, they know the other one, they’re old friends).  The Whippersnapper shmoozes REAL good over scotch and cigars.  They decide they “like the cut of his jib”.  The next day, as the other one is bravely fighting off the typical sniggering about how she’s not exceptional even if she did get farther than any woman before her, the Board of Directors name the Whippersnapper as the new CEO.

Now, imagine it’s a Whippersnaperess.  Hmmm, does she even get to go to the links?  Do they put up with the shmoozing or does she have to have all of her reports done on time and in perfect order?  Can she even *apply* for a promotion with 2 years under her belt or does she have to cure cancer and win the Nobel prize in physics first and in 2 years in a row?

I think you know the answer to this.