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In over your head? Admit it

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When you’re promoted to the giddy heights of senior management, don’t gloat. Acknowledge your limitations from Day 1. This modest stance will endear you to the people whose help you’ll need.

Consider how Dan Evans, 41, handled his promotion to general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “You thrive in a situation like that if you’re intelligent enough to realize that you’re inexperienced being that guy, and I’m going to be very good at incorporating as many solid opinions and decision-makers as I can,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “Inexperience is only a problem if you decide you’ve got all the answers. I know I don’t have all the answers.”

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