Thursday, January 16, 2014

Don't be vaguely resentful--be an "owner"

I know so many people with jobs who see the employer as the enemy--they don't care about the long-term planning, what mergers might be in the offing, the state of the business sector, and those sorts of things.

They just complain about the workload or pay, try to take off early, and don't see any relationship between buying into the business mentally and their success.

This is stupid. Not paying attention to office gossip is also stupid.

I can't tell you how often I will say to someone, "I see your joint was bought out." Wha...who?

You need to look at the big picture, according to CareerBuilder. Read the business sections, follow your company.

Be cognizant of the small picture, too--the deadlines, the upcoming initiatives--how will your team or expertise fit in.

Is your team up to it? What would it take to get ready?

You can't figure this is someone else's problem just because you have no control over it. By the time it becomes your problem, it may be too late.

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