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CLEO (Singapore) - - ADULTING -

All bosses have a go-to guy (or girl) in the of­fice. That’s just a fact of life. How­ever, the Know-It-All lets this po­si­tion of power get into their head, and does more than ac­tual work.

Be­fore you blow up at them for talk­ing over you in yet an­other meet­ing, re­mem­ber they prob­a­bly have con­fi­dence is­sues. “Go for meet­ings pre­pared with facts in writ­ing, so if the Know-It-All doesn’t let you get a word in, you have some­thing in writ­ing to share with the team,” says ca­reer coach and au­thor Nancy Col­lamer. “The bet­ter pre­pared you are, the less room there will be for the Know-It-All to com­man­deer the dis­cus­sion.”

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