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A former colleague gave me a strong reco on LinkedIn. She said I was “the nicest person to work for.” Crazy, but I wonder if that is a detriment to landing a creative leadership role?

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Own that. Being nice should not be mistaken for being weak. As they say, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar!

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That’s impossible. I’m the nicest.

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I’ll never be a dick just because it makes me appear — to some — as a strong leader. But sometimes I wonder if the nice guy label holds me back.

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I love working with “nice people”. I find that I do my best work in a happy / positive team environment.

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Nice is good! People wanna work with you!

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People at work tell me I'm too nice. Like being a dick helps you move up. Own the niceness. I want to work for smart, nice people.

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Why? Do you think only jerks move up?

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