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“Be indispensable” is flawed advice. Yes, it may provide some job security but good luck trying to advance in your career.
You don’t have to do it all.
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“Be indispensable.” This commonly given career advice is hard to argue with. No doubt it sounds appealing these days, with a softening economy and layoffs once again dominating the business news. It’s advice I’ve tried to follow for much of my own working life.
But the idea is deeply flawed.

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