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Picking the right boss(es)

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It used to be that one of the easiest paths to career advancement was "picking the right boss." When your manager moved up, you could follow and ensure your own success. But today, it's hard for even the most brilliant and well-meaning managers to guarantee the success of their team members.

Instead of hitching your wagon to a particular star, look for opportunities to work with managers throughout your enterprise. The more people know about your skills and abilities, the more chances you'll have to learn about important opportunities. Remember this also when looking for potential mentors; sometimes, the best mentors may be from an entirely different part of your organization.

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