'Be Bold,' 'Sell Your Solution,' and Other Management Clichés You Should Ignore

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If you are part of the new crop of MBA students preparing to join the ranks of the employed, listen up. We worry about some of the advice you may have picked up along the way. Sure, such sayings as “Keep your boss in the loop” and “It’s sometimes better to beg forgiveness than ask permission” are management truisms that still constitute great advice. But some of the other classics you’ve learned may not serve you well in a world increasingly characterized by ambiguity and uncertainty—a world that your case studies have not quite caught up to.

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