Leslie K. John is a Marvin Bower associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Her article is republished here with permission as part of our licensing program. We welcome your comments below.

We know that success at work depends on being — and being seen as — both competent and likable. You need people to notice your growth and accomplishments while also enjoying your company. But this puts you in a predicament. If you draw attention to your accomplishments — to ensure that . . .

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