KEY #1

Your Fit With the Key Players and With the Organization’s Culture

The first key is the extent to which your beliefs and values are compatible with those of the key players and with the organization’s culture.1 The better your fit with the key players and with the organization’s culture, the easier it will be for you to create positive outcomes for your organization and yourself (Figure 3). However, a “perfect fit” is not generally possible because the key players and the organization’s culture can differ from you in many obvious and subtle ways. The bigger your “values gap” with the key players and with the organization’s culture, the more difficult it will be for you to create a positive impact for your organization and for yourself. ...

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