6 lessons from ‘Scandal’ on how to be a rock star professional

The ABC drama not only serves up entertainment and suspense, but good advice on how to rock at your job.

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I did so because my boss told me to, but it’s one of the best assignments she’s ever given me. I’m hooked!

I’ve only watched the first season (thank you, Netflix), but in between the drama and spine-tingling suspense, there are some important lessons about how to be a rock star professional no matter where you work.

Before I jump in, here’s a little background on the show:

Actress Kerry Washington plays the main character, Olivia Pope. Pope heads a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C. that takes on big-name clients with major PR problems. Her staff is made up of lawyers, but they rarely go to court. Pope refers to them as gladiators, and their toughest cases appear in the court of public opinion.

If you want to do your job as well as a gladiator, follow these tips:

1. Never stop learning new skills.

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