Prominence and Influence
I have mentioned the IETF’s series of Internet Drafts before as a useful source of over-the-horizon technical information. Donald Eastlake’s How to Gain Prominence and Influence in Standards Organizations is a departure from this, but worth reading nevertheless if you’re involved in any way with standards work. Quiet common sense, well written.
[2018-02-14: updated to refer to RFC 4144.]