Three Ways You Can Derail Your Career Growth

Photo credit: shutterstock 2 August 05, 2016 By Dang

YOU TALK TOO MUCH: We all have that weakness in us, to hear ourselves and to get public credit and attention. When you talk too much, you don’t listen, when you don’t listen, you don’t pay attention, when you don’t pay attention, you loose the ability to engage in deep reflective thoughts. I used to have a colleague, so good at his job but was very argumentative. He would rather interrupt the boss when being corrected than actually listen and learn. He would come to me to explain himself, go to others to explain himself and soon he became a nuisance. He was good at his job, but he was not improving and was not well liked

YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON THE INTERNET: This would be fine if you were learning something about your job on the Internet but you are on all available social media platforms. This distracts you from your work. If I caught my staff doing this during work hours I would automatically assume he/she lacks the ability, or willingness, to throw himself into his work. This automatically reflects a general sense of disengagement. On the flip side, imagine if during down time, he is reading a book or learning how to improve himself…I’ll see him as an asset and send him on all available trainings possible

PRIDE/EGO: I was insulted, looked down upon by a former boss. But she was super intelligent and extremely good at her job. I was determined to learn everything she knew, so, I would go to the bathroom, take a deep breath and wipe my tears after an extreme verbal abuse. I would tuck in my frustrations and get back to work. I was already planning my next move, I wasn’t going to let another human derail me from my path because of their own anger problems. Today, I’m glad I didn’t let pride get in the way of my growth.I was the definition of the book “SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER”

IT IS NOT ONLY IN BUSINESS THAT ONE HAS TO BE SAVAGE. IN YOUR CAREER, IF YOU HAVE A PLAN TO GET ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP, PLEASE LEARN “THE ART OF WAR”

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