The High-Performer's Cheat Sheet

The 10 rarely-discussed-but-totally-essential career skills they don't teach in business school—and expert advice on how to nail them.


August 16, 2013 9:00 AM
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Identify a VIP at the hotel bar.

Tempting as it sounds to order room service after a day of business travel, you'd do well to head down to the hotel restaurant or bar for dinner. That's typically where fellow frequent fliers unwind, making it a prime venue for networking, says Lisa Holladay, vice president of brand management and guest experience for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Maximize your chances of a productive encounter by dining at the bar—it's usually populated by well-traveled, confident types open to chitchat.