Careers rarely follow a smooth, linear trajectory. If you're experiencing a stalled or faltering career — and most of us do at some point or another — take a good look in the mirror. Are you guilty of exhibiting any of these common behaviors? These ten career-killing pitfalls can mean the difference between an upward ride and a downward spiral at work. If you recognize your own behaviors here, make it your mission to change them — before you have to. In time, you're likely to see your career move from a stall to a soar.
Misfiring on performance or values — Overcommitting and under-delivering.
Resistance to change — Failing to embrace new ideas.
Being a Problem Identifier vs a Problem Solver.
Winning over your boss but not your business peer group.
Always worrying about your next career move versus focusing on the present.
Running for office – it's totally transparent to everyone but you!
Self-importance — exhibiting a humorless, rigid attitude.
Lacking the courage and conviction to push back on the system.
Forgetting to develop your own succession plan for when you get promoted.