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Don’t take your best workers for granted

Stars don't always shine brightly

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in Office Politics,Workplace Communication

There’s nothing I hate more than a showboat. Some cockiness is fine, but I don’t like to manage hotshots who corner me to brag about their exploits. Hit me on a bad day and I’m liable to say, “Get out of my face.”

I didn’t get where I am by acting like an obnoxious press agent. While I made sure I got credit for my work, I didn’t fling myself in front of every boss like some lap dog who needed to be praised and petted for every little thing.

Want to impress a boss? Let your work do the talking. Produce undeniably impressive results. Call attention to yourself only to the extent that you have something constructive to say that’ll benefit the team; too much I-did-this and I-did-that will only alienate you from the very people you want to win over.

Reward steady performers

I make sure not to overlook the contributions of the “hidden treasures.” These are the workers who don’t play office politics. They don’t publicize themselve...(register to read more)

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