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Outperforming Perfectionists at Work: Not So Hard To Do

Penelope Trunk talks about why being a perfectionist only hurts you in the workplace- if you've ever experienced a micromanager, this article will sound eerily familiar. Highlights perfectionists' tendency towards procrastination, e.g., a lot of bluster and big plans with very little results.

A friend of mine kept telling me what he found when he Googled me, so one day I decided to google him. What did I find? A real perfectionist at work: Pages and pages of instructions, directed towards a Web designer, on how he wanted his new website to look. I'm not kidding; it was a lengthy back-and-forth dissertation on details and I finally had to stop reading.

Not exactly what you want people to find when they Google you.


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