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Cathie Black On Holiday Parties: You Should Not Be The Last Man Standing

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Basic Black author and Hearst Magazines President Cathie Black has become something of an expert on the subject of workplace etiquitte and the proper navigation up the corporate ladder by virtue of her years paying her dues at media companies like Gannett and Hearst. Black has some timely words of advice on behavior at boozy holiday parties. From the NY Post:

Brian Moore: ”It’s Christmastime, which means it’s Christmas party time. What should people bear in mind when attending these events?

”Cathie Black: Don’t do stupid things. I was publisher of New York magazine, and we were having this huge anniversary party. And Rupert Murdoch came up to me at about 10 o’clock and said, ‘Cathie, you should probably be thinking of going soon.’ And I’m like, ‘Going soon? I’m having a great time.’ And he said, ‘No, you don’t need to be seeing the drunks on the floor.’

”So I think that as a manager or as a leader, you have to just disappear from the party at a certain point. You should not be the last man standing.”

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