Tip 23Be Where You’re At

As a manager, I can tell you that the most frustrating thing to deal with is an employee who’s always aiming for the next rung on the ladder. You know the guy: you can’t sit with him for lunch without him bringing up who got what promotion. He always has some kind of office gossip to spread, and he seems to cling to corporate politics as if clinging to the story line of a soap opera to which he has some sick and sinful addiction. He complains about the incompetence of The Management and bitterly completes his tasks, knowing full well that he could do the job of management better than they can. They’re just too incompetent to understand his potential.

He thinks many tasks are beneath him. He avoids them when possible ...

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