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Top 10 Ways to Sabotage Your Leadership Career

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    Perhaps the thin air at the top of the career ladder is not for you.  Maybe you have a serious passion for first-line leadership or love mid-level management politics.  If you want to make sure that you are consistently passed over for promotion, boy do I have some fool-proof strategies for you.

    Of course, if you want to get promoted, you might want to listen in to know what you need to avoid!


    Promotability Self-Assessment:

    ___  I am working more than 50 hours a week

    ___  I do work that my team is capable of doing or learning to do

    ___  I don't have a successor capable of doing my job

    ___  On a scale of 1(poor) to 10 (excellent), my relationship with my boss is less than 8

    ___  My boss' boss barely knows I exist

    ___  I spend most of my day going to meetings and checking things off my ever-growing to-do list

    ___  I don't have time to network outside of my immediate organization

    ___  I don't have a personal brand that I am know for (or I don't know what personal branding is)

    ___  I haven't developed any significant new skills in the past 18 months

    ___  I have not talked to my boss about my promotability

    My score:  ____

    If your score is 7-10, congratulations!  You don't have to worry about a promotion coming your way soon.

    If your score is 3-6, you are probably pretty safe from being the target of an upwards move

    If your score is < 3, watch out!  You may be considered highly promotable.  Take immediate action or pack your bags for that corner office!

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