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4 Ways to Be a Team Player But Still Get Ahead at Work

How to Advance Your Career While Remaining a Team Player

3. Strategically Take the Lead

Blind ambition within a team-first company probably won't get you where you want to be, so find a middle ground.

Let’s say your boss mentions during a conference call that he wants to launch a new initiative within the next few months. If the project sounds like it’s right up your alley, you should volunteer to take charge. As the leader of the team, it gives you the opportunity to work closely with your colleagues, but on your terms.