Job Myths

Al forwarded me this one from 6 myths about work. I can personally vouch for at least two items on the list:

#2. Getting a promotion is good for you, under which it is explained that

Most people who are good at their nonmanagement jobs won't excel as leaders. It takes a very specific personality type to be better as a leader than as the worker who's actually doing the work.

#6. Work hard and good things will come, whereas the truth is that

You'll actually be rewarded only if you're likable. People get hired for their qualifications, but they get promoted because people like working with them. So spend your days trying to figure out what people need and what people want, and how you can help them. Empathy makes you likable.
Posted by Lori in work at 2:59 PM on June 14, 2007