Rewarding Brown Nosers

No one purposely promotes and rewards the brown nosers but it happens more then you’d think in organizations. The reason is simple; the brown nosers tend to be the same people who don’t have any problem tooting their own horns around the right people and taking personal credit for projects they weren’t soley responsible for.

The truth is that we’re never going to eliminate brown nosing at work but what we can do is make sure that the people who aren’t outright bragging about their accomplishments are being assessed along side their more vocal counter-parts.

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About Marisa

Marisa Keegan is a leadership coach, trainer, and HR consultant for quickly growing organizations who are passionate about strengthening their employees, their brand, and their culture. She has helped lead the HR, culture, and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. She is an author at Fistful of Talent and Culture Fanatics. Marisa has her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and currently lives with her husband and twin boys in Richmond, Virginia.
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