Sat., September 10, 2011 8:45am (EDT)

WORKING: How To Get Ahead At Work? Be Rude
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
This summer, a University of Amsterdam study reported that rude people get ahead at work more often than their more-polite colleagues. Workplace coach and career expert Brandon Smith tells us it’s all about establishing power. (Photo Courtesy of <a href= http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)
This summer, a University of Amsterdam study reported that rude people get ahead at work more often than their more-polite colleagues. Workplace coach and career expert Brandon Smith tells us it’s all about establishing power. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)
This summer, a University of Amsterdam study reported that rude people get ahead at work. Rude people. Not the more polite folks.

To find out why this is the case – and how we might deal with it – we called on our resident workplace and career expert, Brandon Smith. He’s a workplace coach, therapist and consultant, and he talk about these kinds of work and career issues with us on a regular basis.

More of Brandon’s advice is on his website, theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might even use your question on a future radio segment.