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Are You a Hunter or a Preserver?

WS talks to public relations pioneer Harold Burson

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In 1946 and fresh out of the Army, Harold Burson started a public relations firm. The rest is history.

Burson is chairman and founder of Burson-Marsteller, the largest PR company in the world. With 2,200 employees in 35 countries, the firm has grown into an international powerhouse thanks in part to Burson’s forward-looking leadership.

In this interview with Working Smart, Burson talks about what he’s learned successfully managing people for over half a century.

WS: Do you think there is one skill that ensures career success?

Burson: The No. 1 skill anyone needs is the ability to get along with people. And I’m not just talking about your co-workers. It’s equally important that you learn to get along with those under you as well as those above you.

WS: If you can work well with others, will you rise higher than someone who’s just as capable as you but who lacks people skills?

Burson: You have to have an inborn will to move ah...(register to read more)

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