Team dynamics. Some people over-manage their careers – thinking too much about the role they play, how they will position themselves for promotion, and what they deserve to be doing on the team. My wife rightly says I don’t think about this enough, but honestly, some people think about it way too much.
Do good work. If you are new to your firm, your group, your school, your church, your team, check yourself. Have you done good work? Have you earned equity? Have you earned the right to demand anything? What are you entitled to?
When you are in groups of people more educated, more informed, more successful, and more networked. . .why are you talking so much? You don’t have to be a Confucian to understand group harmony, hierarchy, and organizational flow.
Don’t be an idiot. People talk a lot about themselves – what they have done, what…
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