G10 Global On How To Fast Track To Leadership
GLASGOW, March 2013 – G10 Global share their tips on how to fast track to that first promotion in a new company.
Have passion. You have to have that passion and drive and determination to want to do something to the best of your ability. You need to be a competitive person and make yourself stand out from the rest because in this day and age it’s tough out there on the market.
Act Professionally at All Times. Earn a reputation for being dependable, professional, and cooperative. Act and look the part.
Problem-solve Don't go to your boss with problems. If a difficult situation arises, be sure to come up with at least one solution before seeking your boss's blessing for dealing with the situation. Problem-solvers get promoted. Complainers who expect the boss to solve all their problems don't.
Present yourself professionally Envision where you want your career to be in a few years, and start living it, talking it and looking the part today! Dress for the position that you want, not the position that you have. In your written and verbal communications, make sure that you are professional, clear and concise.
Ask for More Responsibilities. Volunteering to help out -- or simply asking for more responsibilities -- increases your value within the organization. Asking for more work shows your interest and desire to help your department and company to succeed -- as well as putting a spotlight on your value to the organization.
Find a mentor. Mentor relationships can be formal or informal. Mentors are people with whom you can talk openly and honestly about work-related issues. A mentor should be more experienced than you, and good mentors can point out your blind spots, offer suggestions, applaud your successes, and guide your career. Think about whom, besides your boss, might be open to spending time with you to help you grow.
Develop the will to succeed. Individuals can get themselves promoted by having the right attitude and applying it relentlessly. When looking to promote a member of my team I look at their track record and for two exceptional qualities: will and skill. Will takes precedence over skill, as skill is a quality that can be taught with the help and guidance of the right manager or team leader.
Be a team player. It’s important that your leaders are seen as true team players, managers look for those agents who help others out through their own volition, who mix well with others and are prepared to help other agents out when they have problems.
Be reliable and work hard. Do you arrive on time for work, can you be trusted to work under your own supervision. Do you work well through your own self-motivation?
Make the most of opportunities to develop your skills. Take advantage of internal development programmes and training. Make it your personal responsibility to develop yourself on your own initiative.
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