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The hidden flaws of talented people Add to ...

This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our Linked In group.

Think you’re talented? Then watch out for these dangers catalogued by leadership trainer Dan Rockwell: relying on talent rather than hard work; assuming what’s easy for you is easy for others; being a threat to your boss; becoming unwilling to grow; boredom; arrogance; and feeling entitled. Leadership Freak

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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