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If you want to advance your career, you must work hard, meet your performance objectives, and, this is important, adopt an ownership mentality. 

Having an ownership mentality is one of the most significant determinants of success in anything you do, says Maya Grossman, author of Invaluable, Master the Skills You Need to Skyrocket Your Career. “People who develop an ownership mindset can do things people with an employee mindset cannot do.,” Ms. Grossman writes.

There is nothing wrong with being an employee who does a good job. She said that employees are paid to do their job and do it well, but they are not invaluable.

Ms. Grossman believes that when you adopt an owner’s mindset, you will automatically start paying attention to details and seeing things that someone with an employee mindset cannot see.

This can be a powerful message in a job interview.