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Video: Alone in the World syndrome

Have you ever worked with that person who thought nothing whatsoever about missing a deadline by a day or two? Toni Bowers calls this the "Alone in the World" syndrome.

Have you ever worked with that person who thought nothing whatsoever about missing a deadline by a day or two? That person who doesn't seem to understand that somewhere along the line, others are going to have to work doubly as fast and doubly as hard to make up for his slip?

I call this the "Alone in the World" syndrome. It's an affliction in which its sufferers don't understand that every action affects something else. In this video, I'll tell you what I'm talking about.

About Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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