Too competitive? Careful it doesn’t bite you

January 20, 2010


Tough times bring out the need to win in workers. Instead of giving you an edge, the desire to beat others can backfire.
Araina Bond – Special to The Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 3:49AM EST

When a young account manager for a management consulting firm approached Toronto career coach Barbara Symmons for advice, she spotted his problem immediately.

“He was frustrated because he had recently brought in one of the largest accounts the company had ever landed, but he hadn’t been awarded the promotion he felt should be coming his way,” Ms. Symmons recalls. “In fact, despite his talent for bringing in lucrative accounts, he’d been told that he would probably never get the promotion he both coveted and felt he deserved.”
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