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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

List at least ten ways to climb the corporate ladder. Consider job performance, communications skills, and leadership, just to name a few.

Consider roadblocks that may prevent one from climbing the corporate ladder.

Select one of the ways listed and consider the consequences of it. What could backfire and actually stop the climb to the top?

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Q 1: List at least ten ways to climb the corporate ladder. Consider job performance, communications skills, and leadership, just to name a few.

A: Quite often we find that a quiet person who does a great job is less likely to climb the corporate ladder than a person who is talkative and outgoing and knows how to market themselves. The following is my list of ways to climb the corporate ladder:

Networking with the key people
Determination to succeed/single-mindedness whatever it takes
Ruthlessness to have an impact
Taking more risks than others
Looking very active and fast-moving
Management of 'others' ...

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Different ways to climb the corporate ladder. Roadblocks that will be encountered and methods for overcoming them.

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