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The Career Skills Most Likely to Win You a Promotion

Ready to move up professionally? MONEY worked with to identify the skills that distinguish executives and managers from employees further down the ladder.

The graphic below identifies the top 10 in each category; the bigger the text size, the greater the difference between the higher-level workers and their subordinates.

To see full coverage of MONEY's Best Career Skills 2016, click here.

It's worth noting that some of talents highlighted below are also associated with significantly higher salaries -- but that's not true for all. After all, at senior levels, a quality like leadership is simply table stakes.

Money NOTE: Skills here are disproportionately more likely to appear in executive or manager/supervisor profiles than in lower-level jobs. SOURCES:, MONEY research. | Money 
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