Monthly Archives: May 2011

Great Careers Don't Happen by Accident: Dos and Don'ts for Self-Promotion on the Job

Inside the office, most of us assume that the employees who work the hardest are the smartest, or that those who produce the best results are the same ones who wind up with the best projects, the most interesting opportunities - even the bigger raises and better promotions. After all, this kind of work-reward pattern makes sense; in school, the students who studied the most and worked the hardest usually got the A's, right?

You Need to Stop Competing and Seeing Differences Between You and Others

If you are looking for a job, trying to improve in your current job, or simply wish to experience a better life, there is one thing you need to do: You need to be friends with everyone you meet in business, and stop competing and seeing differences. This is a statement that falls on deaf ears for most people. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the way most of us think. Instead, we view others as competitors and the slices of pie as limited. We view opportunities as few and limited, and feel the need to compete for what little there is.