10 Common Career Killers

 

Most 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.

Are you guilty of exhibiting any of these common behaviors?

These ten career-killing pitfalls can mean the difference between an upward ride and a downward spiral at work.

If you recognize your own behaviors here, make it your mission to change them, before you have to.

In time, you’re likely to see your career move from a stall to a soar.

1. Misfiring on performance or values — Overcommitting and under-delivering

2. Resistance to change — Failing to embrace new ideas.

3. Being a Problem Identifier vs a Problem Solver – Ensure that every time you identify a problem, you have solutions to accompany them.

Related: Behaviors of Successful People

4. Winning over your boss but not your business peer group – No one person can do it alone. Respect and support from your peers is priceless!

5. Always worrying about your next career move versus focusing on the present – This isn’t a slight to planning or forward thinking. However, don’t ever lose sight of what is directly in front of you.

6. Running for office – It’s totally transparent to everyone but you. Don’t be that guy or gal!

7. Self-importance — exhibiting a humorless, rigid attitude.

8. Lacking the courage and conviction to push back on the system – One of the truest forms of leadership is standing up for what is right. Don’t be afraid to be great.

9. Forgetting to develop your own succession plan for when you get promoted – Know and understand what steps you have to take for the next job and what’s needed to take care of your replacement

10. Complacency – You’ve stopped growing.

Credit: Jack Welch

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Related: Quick, Easy Ways to Improve Your Focus

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2 thoughts on “10 Common Career Killers”

    1. Per the article: 8. Lacking the courage and conviction to push back on the system – One of the truest forms of leadership is standing up for what is right. Don’t be afraid to be great.

      Thanks for the feedback,
      CMG

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