Technical people are not necessarily good at this but, sigh, IF you want to advance you need to learn the nuances of all the political games people play including being good at golf or whatever social activity goes on over there.
Being the best at what you do and having an unbending passion for quality, will often advance your respect but not necessarily your career for financial renumeration. You have to figure what is important.
Like I said - once my father went to QC and Management he hated his job but was paid well. Ever read about Apollo 13? My dad's boss yanked his "D stamp" (it was a sign off to launch) from his hand and said "its going up". My dad refused to watch the launch. I remember that day. He was pacing and fuming and wringing his hands.
Honestly, it is an old book but may be a worthwhile read "The Peter Principle"......
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