Fri., March 1, 2013 7:41am (EST)

WORKING: Competitive Edge?
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
What do you do if your boss thinks you aren’t competitive enough at work? Our career and working expert Brandon Smith answers a listener question along those lines this week – and his advice might be surprising. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)
What do you do if your boss thinks you aren’t competitive enough at work? Our career and working expert Brandon Smith answers a listener question along those lines this week – and his advice might be surprising. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)
Some jobs – and some people – are competitive by nature and it’s obvious. Other people might be plenty competitive, but it doesn’t look that way on the surface.

So what do you do if your boss thinks you aren’t competitive enough at work? Brandon Smith answers a listener question along those lines this week on Working.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question.