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The Worst Leadership Advice I Ever Received

The Worst Leadership Advice I Ever Received

By Cathy Jacob / November 12, 2014

Very early in my career, I got some really bad advice. More than one well-meaning mentor told me that no one in business wants to hear the word no. “If you really want to succeed, be a ‘can do’ person, not a ‘can’t do’ person. People who get ahead are people who know how to become indispensable. Be the person that everybody knows they can count on.” So you may be asking yourself, what’s wrong with this advice? It’s true that people who jump in and take initiative are great to have around and they are often rewarded with more challenge and…

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