Simon English: When being good at your job just isn't enough


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Outlook The headhunter was rocking with laughter. You won't believe this one, she said. A client of hers was up for the top job and wanted help. She advised her client that she needed to be seen more publicly, be in meetings that mattered, however tedious they are.

"She said to me, I thought just being good at my job was enough! She said that! Can you imagine?" No, she didn't get the job.