“You have colleagues. Get used to the word,” advises Brzezinski. “They’re not your friends. In tough, stressful, competitive industries, there aren’t that many friends. Get over that.” Cut the chit-chat on Gchat, the midafternoon coffee runs, or the hour-long let’s-bitch-about-our-boss lunch. You’ll be amazed at how much you accomplish in one week. And the best part? You’ll have more time to spend with your real friends. let clutter into our brains and it just builds up—and distracts us.” Focus on the fact that while she’s leading the project, you’re still part of the team. Letting the resentment stew in your mind just makes you less able to do your best work. about your work is great. Send an e-mail to your boss about a goal that’s been met or a deal that’s been struck,” she advises. Bring attention to yourself and don’t feel uncomfortable about it. Outline goals you’ve accomplished and your boss will think of you when it’s time for a promotion.
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