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10 Career-Limiting Habits: Are You Guilty?

by | Jun 23, 2011 | Career Limiting Habits Series

I stumbled upon this great article the other day and I wanted to share it with all of you. According to new research, 97 percent of employees report that they have a Career Limiting Habit (CLH) that keeps them from achieving their potential at work.

Here is a list of the Career Limiting Habits identified in the article: (updated to include links to ALL of my articles on the topics)

1.    Unreliability
2.    “It’s not my job”
3.    Procrastination
4.    Resistance to change
5.    Negative attitude
6.    Disrespect
7.    Short-term focus
8.    Selfishness
9.    Passive aggressiveness
10.   Risk aversion

Even worse is that bosses in the study report that only 10 to 20 percent of their employees actually make any profound or lasting change to these habits.

The article provides some general guidance for overcoming these kinds of Career Limiting Habits, including investing in professional development (which I’ve been talking quite a bit about lately). But sadly, it doesn’t offer much in the way of specific advice for overcoming the 10 specific habits identified in the article.

As I always say, if you want something and it doesn’t exist, create it! So I’ve decided to address each of these Career Limiting Habits in a new series of articles I’ll be publishing over the next few weeks.

When it’s all done, you’ll have a comprehensive ten-step program for overcoming the most common Career Limiting Habits so you can achieve your true professional potential. Cool? Very.

Stay tuned…

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About the Author

Chrissy Scivicque is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified Professional Career Manager (PCM). She is an author, in-demand presenter and international speaker known for engaging, entertaining, educating and empowering audiences of all sizes and backgrounds. Learn more here.

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