Surprising Career Destroying Habits


Is your career at stalled out? It’s easy to look outward and blame company politics, a bad jobs market or even your colleagues.

But, what if the problem is you?

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From coming across as a braggart to presenting problems without solutions, nuances in our behaviours can make or break success. It’s a topic several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in on this week. Here’s what they had to say and If you are guilty of any make it your mission to change them

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“Careers rarely follow a smooth, linear trajectory, If you’re experiencing a stalled or faltering career — and most of us do at some point or another — take a good look in the mirror.”

There are career-killing behaviours that many people do not recognise, but “can mean the difference between an upward ride and a downward spiral at work,”. Among them:

1. Over-committing and under-delivering

2. Resistance to change — failing to embrace new ideas

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3. Winning over your boss but not your peer group

4. Complacency — you’ve stopped growing

5. Being a problem identifier versus a problem solver

If you recognise your own behaviours, make it your mission to change them



culled from BBC news


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