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How to lose top talent: Promote ‘em

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Being friends with us writer types can be amusing most times. We almost always have at least one story to tell that’s worth a drink, if not a dinner. Here’s the problem: One of these days, the story will be about you. Dollars to doughnuts, make friends with a writer and you’ll eventually be blog fodder.

So let me tell you about a friend of mine. He got promoted. Instead of celebrating, he started looking for a new job. Since he knows that I hang out with HR types, he began with my LinkedIn contacts page. Smart boy. But why the heck did the promotion prompt him to want to schmooze my contacts?

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