Corporate Bragging

Posted by Tom Locke on April 16th, 2010 filed in Business, Life

Have you ever asked yourself the following question:  “Do I really cae to hear someone tell me how busy he/she is”?  The predominant answer to this question is “No”.  So why do so many of us do this?

This so-called sharing with others on how incredibly busy we are and how hard we work is often referred to as “corporate bragging”.  It should be treated as a red flag for two reasons.  First, if corporate bragging is coming from a business associate, think twice about engaging in a project with him/her that requires even more time.

Secondly, if you are the originator (i.e. the “corporate bragger”) then you might want to take some time out to assess your work/life balance – good bet it’s out of whack.  If you don’t pay attention to it, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy where you find yourself getting caught up in your own busyness and increasing your stress level.

In short … avoid corporate bragging.

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