Being too good is apt to being
- Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President 1945-1953
Today, being too good at your job is a potential risk.
5 Ways Being Too Nice Can Hurt You | Inc., Jessica Stillman
"It is always in your favor to be nice; it is rarely advantageous to be passive," Quora user
Courtney Bryant wrote recently on the question-and-answer site, adding: "A blend of kindness and
assertiveness is a magnificent cocktail." But what happens when you get that recipe wrong, mixing
in too much deference for others and not enough hard-headed pursuit of your own goals? That's the
topic addressed recently on the site in response to the question "What are the disadvantages of being
too nice to people?" from a confused Quora user who admits to being baffled about where to draw the
line between admirable niceness and problematic passivity.
Being Too Good at Your Job Could Hurt Your Career | Business Insider, John Boitnott 07/07/2015
If you have a strong work ethic, chances are you are driven to constantly do the best job possible.
Whether you’re working in the mailroom or working a six-figure job a multi-million-dollar company,
you give 100% every day. No matter what position you’re in, being the absolute best you can be can
only lead to good things, right?
Being Too Good at Your Job Is a Thing (and Yes, It’s a Problem) | TheMuse.com, April Starcadder
You know the term rock star is an annoying, overused hiring cliché. But, lets be real: That’s just the
kind of employee you are. Your interviewer told you—on the spot—that you were the perfect candidate.
You got the salary and perks you wanted, and your boss has yet to give you a project you couldn’t
When Being Too Nice Hurts | Huffington Post, Art Markman
When you look at the other people in your life, there are lots of ways that you are the same. You speak
the same language, you all eat a few times a day and you have a tendency to breathe regularly. There
are also lots of ways that you differ. Some of those differences are physical — some people are tall and
others are short — but many of them have to do with behavior.
You Need to Learn How to Stop Being Too Nice, and Why | Buzzle.com
What aches more than having done one wrong thing to the right person is having done many right
things for the wrong person!