The Self- Promotion Gene

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The young woman I coach sent a frantic message: “I really need to talk! Are you available tonight?” She learned that afternoon that the new CEO not only passed her over for the promotion but now had her reporting to her rival for that bigger job. Distraught doesn’t begin to capture what was going on for her and she needed a shoulder to lean on; maybe next week we could begin to talk about next steps. “My problem is that I focus on doing great work and thought that would be enough;” she sniffed. “Vivian spends her time telling others how good she is.” I’m sure there are some sour grapes in that mash but my poor, sad client was on…

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