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Seven Really Annoying Habits to Ditch Right Now

mistakeWhen we read this piece by our friends at BrazenCareerist, we chuckled. We couldn’t help but recognize colleagues from years past who have been culprits of one or more of these bad habits.

And if you’ve committed one or two faux pas over time, let’s face it — we’re all human. Give yourself a permission slip but if you’re noticing a pattern, maybe it’s time to shape up your ways. Or if you’re a manager, it’s definitely time to coach that person on your team about changing their ways.

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Author of ‘Tipping Sacred Cows’ Talks About Virtues & Kicking Bad Habits at Work

Want to kick bad habits at work to the curb? Jack Breeden, author of Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Habits that Masquerade as Virtues, tells The New York Post, bad habits persist when you “excuse yourself from tough self-awareness.”

He explains in the piece:

“A classic one is creativity, which is often used as an excuse for narcissistic behavior: Somebody at work comes up with a bright idea and gets everyone else onboard. Too often the workplace doesn’t need the new idea; it’s all about the worker’s need to express himself.”

One way to catch yourself from the persisting bad habits relies on explaining away negative feedback on your performance. Are you telling a story your boss and colleagues simply don’t understand? Convincing yourself it’s valid but no one else buys it?

And how about passion? Breeden says when passion becomes narrow-minded and focused solely on winning or success, that’s not a good combination. He says, “There’s compelling research that shows passion is harmonious — when it’s checked by other aspects of your life.”