Chapter 59. Career Derailment Can Happen at Any Time

You just got a promotion, you have the total support of your boss, and you’re playing golf with her boss. Everything looks good! But don’t relax too soon. There may be minefields ahead on this wonderful career path.

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Following a long spell of good results, it doesn’t take long for comfort to slip into complacency.

However successful you are, virtually everyone experiences shaky moments in a career. The irony is, these instances often occur at times when failure seems unlikely, so you are not on the lookout for it. Following a long spell of good results, such as when you’re happy with your achievements and respected by others, it doesn’t take long for comfort to slip into complacency. Or after ...

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