Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan

Skills get you in the door, but 'unspoken rules' help you climb the ladder. I had an awesome chat with Gorick Ng, Author of "The Unspoken Rules,” about this concept. In our conversation, Gorick shared his story from helping his mom after she lost her job to going to Harvard. He emphasized the importance of understanding the "unspoken rules" in the corporate world, which aren't taught in school but are crucial for success. These rules revolve around three main pillars: competence, commitment, and compatibility.

These rules are about being good at your job, showing you're dedicated, and fitting in with your team. Gorick mentioned that it's not just about doing your job but also showing you can do more. While competence and skills are essential, understanding and navigating the unspoken rules of the corporate world can play a significant role in one's career trajectory.


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