You’re good at your job. These tips will help you along your journey to the top. Here’s what to do to get ahead in your career:
Get A Mentor
Who inspires you? What can you learn from them? Learning from others who’ve arrived where you want to go can cut out the heartaches of trial and error.
Executive coach Joanna Brown advises asking yourself questions such as: How do others see me? Am I listening to and hearing my colleagues? Is my behaviour conducive to where I want to be in my career? What should I be doing differently?
See The Corner Office
All top sports people use the power of visualisation to create a positive outcome. Take a note out of their book and be as creative as you can. You need to live, feel, see and hear the success.
Acquire Corner Office Attitude
Dress for the job you want, not the job you have; exude confidence, not arrogance; and listen to and mirror your boss’ language and negotiation skills.
Play To Your Strengths
Reapply your strengths in a new way. If you’re a great listener to your friends, try being more attentive with your colleagues. Not only will this hone your core strengths, but using them in an alien context will give you greater confidence.
When you open yourself up to assignments that are unnerving because you’ve never done them before or because they’re difficult, you set yourself apart from those who are hesitant to embrace new challenges.
Ask For Help
All too often, people feel that by asking questions reveals ignorance. The opposite is true. When you ask about something, you’re taking a step towards understanding it.