Facing Cutbacks at work? The "48 Laws of Power" is the art of war for the up-and-coming CEO. The film Up in the Air is a must-see for those who don't know how to separate their personal identity from their work identity.

Facing Cutbacks at work? The 48 Laws of Power is the art of war for the up-and-coming CEO. The film, Up in the Air is a must-see for those who don't know how to separate their personal identity from their work identity.

2. Do your job and protect your reputation.

Always do your job to the best of your ability.

If your manager lies on you to a higher-up, blames you for a mistake that did not involve you, did not provide the necessary tools needed to do your job, and/or change the rules without updating your expectations, you must calmly state your case in writing and provide the necessary CYA (Cover Your A**) documents.  Do not allow someone to pad your file with unfounded negative performance reviews.

You can’t prevent cutbacks, but it’s your responsibility to exit without a blotch on your professional record.

Book: The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

Movie: Up in the Air

Pages: 1 2 3

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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