Learn how to be seen as valuable and not a suck up. It's OK to be ambitious, but don't be a jerk. Learn how to shake off allegations that you're a suck up.
- Working with peers who are not as ambitious…as you are can be frustrating, but there are two choices.…You can let it hinder your performance…or you can use the situation to make yourself…stand out in a good way.…Now your peers are going to likely fall into one…of three groups: ambitious supporters,…neutral or low ambition.…And you want to deal with each group a little bit differently.…Pay attention to see who else is ambitious and driven.…
These are the people you can talk to…about your own ambition.…You want to surround yourself with people who work hard…and who are committed to making a positive impact…on your organization.…I have to tell you, one of the big mistakes I made…early in my career was assuming that the other…ambitious people in my company were my competition.…I was wrong.…They were my peers,…and one day, we were all going to be running big things…and we would need each other.…You know, some of my most ambitious peers…at Procter & Gamble are now running major corporations…and they're doing exciting things.…
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- List three good reasons to step down from a position.
- Name three behaviors that will help you get promoted.
- Explain how to demonstrate active listening.
- Recall an effective way to demonstrate leadership and promotability when speaking with subordinates.
- Identify a common mistake many people make when communicating with their boss.
- Determine the best way to formally ask for a promotion.