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Discovering that you and your work colleague are competing for the same promotion can be awkward. You really want that promotion – but you also don’t want to sabotage the good working relationship you share with your colleague. Some people might quietly sit out the situation, try to bad-mouth the competitor or create a scene when the promotion goes to the other person. Lynze Wardle Lenio, writing for the career guidance website The Muse, recommends staying professional and provides three useful tips on how to react more appropriately. If you find yourself trapped in a similar dilemma, getAbstract believes her level-headed advice will come in handy.

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Lynze Wardle Lenio is a freelance journalist specializing in workplace issues.  



If you find yourself vying for the same promotion as your work colleague, the atmosphere in the office can become competitive. Yet the one thing you certainly want to avoid is tarnishing your relationship with your competing colleague.

Three tips will help you navigate the situation:

  1. Be upfront – Don’t go into conflict-avoidance mode and stay mum. Dodging the topic that both you and your colleague are thinking about ...

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