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Are you the boss’s pet?

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If your networking and connections helped you become a manager, your workers may view you as the "boss's pet." Here's some advice:

Address the issue head-on. It's important to clarify the relationships that helped you move ahead. You may be friends with higher-ups because you've been an inspired and productive employee who shares the enterprise's goals.

Work hard together. Working extra-hard to prove you're qualified may backfire — giving you a reputation not only as a pet but an apple-polisher. Instead, involve the whole team in working hard together, and be generous about giving your people responsibility and credit.

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