Companies do best with a minimalistic approach to job titles, says Girish Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks. At his company, the only title that matters is "team leader," Navani says, with seniority stemming from the projects and teams you manage. "New titles get old within the first day of having them. Titles are self-fulfilling, short-term objectives that you get tired of," Navani adds.

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