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Leadership in Action: In Focus—Self Promotion—Showcasing Your Talent with Authenticity by Stephanie Trovas, Cindy McLaughlin, Gina Hernez-Broome

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If you're still wondering whether self-promotion is really necessary or if you still insist that only selfish attention-grabbers try to get noticed, maybe you'll change your mind when you know what you are sacrificing. Again, refusing to self-promote does not have neutral results. You will pay the price.

No recognition = no reward. Do you want to be valued for your contributions? You need to let people know what you value about yourself, your skills, and your work. Assuming that others, including your boss, don't value your contributions can be a mistake. Your boss may simply be unaware of your merits and efforts. Developing honest, informed relationships with your boss and peers is essential for recognition and rewards, and ...

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