How to get ahead and stay there

How to get ahead and stay there

NO matter what you do, getting ahead shouldn't depend on lucky breaks, favoritism or even hard work; it should be in your control.

To make that happen, certain behaviors will help you stand out from the crowd. Here are eight of them:

1. Be suspicious. No one likes getting blindsided, yet it's all too common in business. More than anything else, a little paranoia helps avoid the sucker punches.

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