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4 Secrets You Should Never Hide From Your Boss


Nov. 3, 2014 Forbes

For career success, what worked in the last century won’t work today. Once, workers expected to be employed by one organization for decades. To keep their jobs, those workers conformed to their employer’s expectations. They toed the line and guarded their tongues, waiting politely for promotions and compensation increases. Moonlighting for a startup? Sending a resume around? Zip that lip. We exchanged transparency and authenticity for security, and it worked.

Until it didn’t. Economic disruption, global competition, rapid technological innovation—the reason the bond between employer and employed broke down is a complex mix of factors. So be it. What does this shift mean for you? Successful careers are now built on employers and employees collaborating for each other’s success. It’s time to stop keeping secrets from your boss.

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