Dear Experts, What personality traits do you see as important in workers looking to get promoted from worker bee to management? How can a worker demonstrate those traits without alienating his or her co-workers? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#408 One of the keys is demonstrating leadership and the ability to inspire/mentor those around u to reach goals. (@kgrantcareers) Q#408 Go above & beyond, facilitate others' work, see big picture, focus on solutions, pitch in, take lead. (@juliaerickson) Q#408 Focus, leadership traits, and a commitment to org goals is what they look for. Engage ur peers to generate consensus. (@DebraWheatman) Q#408 Demonstrate character & vision: earn positive rep as ethical, persuasive, skilled, risk-taker who "gets" bottom-line. (@lauralabovich) Q#408 Lead by example (with the work you do and the way you treat others) The rest will follow. (@gradversity) Q#408 Ability to work with ALL personalities is a MUST for leadership roles. Try this test: http://ow.ly/SFhk (@jtodonnell) Q#408 Most value traits are initiative and leadership. Don't worry about alienating other people. this is your career! (@louise_fletcher) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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I have had moments in my schooling that shine brightly—playing a card game in Mr. Ritter's 8th grade social studies class with the true purpose being to show just how difficult it was to survive the Holocaust as well as having an opportunity to create our own country using the same economic, social, and political characteristics that define authentic nation states. I also remember Ms. Ziemba's 9th grade English class where she would routinely pause our reading of fiction to allow us to predict what would happen next as well as my foreign language classes with Mrs. Kane—"Madame"—and Mr. Tellis where we would act out every day conversational scenarios using tone, props, and facial expressions.

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