Friday, January 18, 2008

Career Killers?



Based on your own experience, which three of the following are most likely to jeopardize a career?


  1. Talking too little.


  2. Talking too much.


  3. Not socializing.


  4. Not keeping up with developments in the profession.


  5. Not keeping a confidence.


  6. Overpromising.


  7. Being abusive to subordinates.


  8. Having turf wars with peers.


  9. Having an office affair.


  10. Gossiping.


  11. Dressing inappropriately.


  12. Missing deadlines.


  13. Not having a degree.


  14. Exhibiting bigotry.


  15. Being indecisive.


  16. Being disloyal.


  17. Losing money.


  18. Failing to advertise successes.


  19. Using sarcasm.


  20. Being overweight.


  21. Refusing assignments.

4 Comments:

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous The Engineer said...

1) Not keeping a confidence.

2) Having turf wars with peers.

3) Missing deadlines.

I would place "Gossiping" as a tactic in number two. My next three are

4) Refusing assignments.

5) Being indecisive.

6) Using sarcasm.

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

The Engineer,

Interesting list. I once worked in a place where turf wars were the major sin. Peace was favored over justice and the wise manager avoided open disputes. I also think people underestimate the impact of sarcasm.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Scott said...

1. Not having a point of view!
2. Being too corporate
3. Being a dementor!

Cheers

S

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

I thought that being a dementor was a requirement for some jobs!

 

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