For this week’s tip, we’re going to take a look at the broader question of what it takes to be successful in Corporate America. This tip was contributed by Deborah Collins, an employment lawyer who has worked in human resources management at several of the country’s largest corporations. Having previously been a college professor, Deborah is now spending her time teaching people how to be successful in the business world as a corporate trainer.
What follows are Debbi’s Rules of Survival in Corporate America. This article is copyright 2004 by Deborah Collins and may not be reproduced without her written permission.
Rule #1: Be Able to Socialize with People in Power Positions
– Succeeding in Corporate America requires engaging in the social activities of those in positions of power
– It’s still important to socialize with your own support group
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