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Kingmaker: Be the One Your Company Wants to Keep... On Your Terms by Joanne Cini

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Chapter 2. The Seismic Shift

Anxiety has always had its place in the work world. When everything is clicking you start each day in high spirits. You want to matter, learn, and grow in ways intellectual and financial and you want to enjoy yourself. Long-term goals are in place and some days you even see yourself in the driver’s seat, running the whole show, with product or service, people, and profit all at the right pace and place. Irritants, such as unscheduled people, meetings, expectations, and quota changes, will regularly interrupt your path, but you’ll move through it, because you can and you are pretty happy in your job and career overall.

Anxiety has upped the ante in this new day. Geopolitical turmoil, a sluggish economy, and technology ...

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