Imagine that you’ve worked your butt off to position yourself for a promotion. You took a job you were more than qualified for because you believed in the company, took the projects no one else wanted and knocked them out of the park, and even mentored new teammates until they became self-sufficient stars. But despite your hard work, there may be one more hurdle standing in your way: office politics.

Source: Why Avoiding Office Politics Isn’t Always the Best for Your Career