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Law 1: Never Outshine the Master

Law 1: Never Outshine the Master

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Never Outshine The Master

Never Outshine The Master

Never outshine the master means don’t look better than your boss. It sounds simple but gets more interesting the better you understand it. Essentially it means to be humble.

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A good servant is humble.

A good servant is humble.

  • An employee is a servant and servanthood is powerful. A good servant is humble.
  • Serve unobtrusively and don’t be a threat.
  • As an employee you’re a guest. Someone else built the company that employs you
  • It took time, energy and the benefit of many mistakes and consequent lessons to grow and cultivate it to a point where it can support you and those you love and lead

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Reasons To Never Outshine the Master

Reasons To Never Outshine the Master

  • It puts the focus on your boss. Help him to achieve his goal. A good boss, a good master, will remember you and reward you. If he is not you still benefit because you will have learned valuable lessons studying him.
  • It helps you learn humility. Humility is the first key to self-mastery.
  • If you seek to ascend the dominance hierarchy, you’ll learn that as you rise you’re valued more for your judgment and discretion than for any technical expertise you bring to the equation. 
  • You are always being watched and evaluated by others.

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Hi! I'm studying Engineering in Bangladesh University of Textiles. Reading books, articles and essays are my hobbies. I like to learn new ideas and share as well. Feel free to interact with me

CURATOR'S NOTE

Never outshine the master means don’t look better than your boss. It sounds simple but gets more interesting the better you understand it. Essentially it means to be humble.

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