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It makes no difference if you were promoted last week or last year, it’s important to always stay focused on the next one.  No one wants to work diligently and see the promotion within sight, only to make that one blunder that moves you from the fast lane to the bumpy dirt road to nowhere.  A. Harrison Barnes, career coach and founder offers these tips to keep in mind as you continue to move forward in your career.

  • No one has all of the answers all of the time and it’s okay.  Any attempts you make “to wing it” are going to fall short – and won’t be soon forgotten.  Promotions are given to those who acknowledge nothing and no one is perfect.  Besides, says A. Harrison Barnes, there is such a thing as “trying too hard”.
  • Any efforts made that come across as a “yes man” is perhaps one of the easiest attempts to recognize.  You can disagree with your upper management; it’s not written anywhere that the higher up you are in the company, the more right you are.  Managers like free thinkers; those who can make up their own minds versus following the consensus.

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