The Three Qualities You Need To Get Ahead At Work

Published: Feb 11, 2010

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Forbes -- In my article "How to Rise Fast at Work" I told the true story of two first-year analysts at a small investment firm who took vastly different approaches to getting ahead at the job, with vastly different results. Mark focused on learning about his organization from top to bottom, helping to bring about meaningful change wherever he could and developing his skills beyond what his job required so he could address needs he discovered at the organization. Ted, meanwhile, concentrated on doing his work faster than others, speaking regularly to important people in senior management and making himself and his abilities known at every available opportunity. Mark shot ahead; Ted languished.

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