Stop Working Hard!

According to a new survey by the consulting firm Accenture, the majority of Americans believe that hard work and long hours are the keys to moving up in the workplace.

Women are especially likely to believe that.  68% believe that hard work is the key to a promotion.

Your boss disagrees.  When executives were asked to name the main things they look for from their employees, none of them said “hard work.”

The two most popular answers were employees who share their ideas and intelligent perspectives and employees who show their bosses how their unique skills can help the company out.

Basically, a hard worker is less likely to be promoted than someone who has the mind of a leader and shows they’re valuable to the company.