1Call Direct Discuss How To Get Promoted
GLASGOW, UK, September 2013 - Now is the time to think carefully about what it will take for you to get promoted at work in 2014. Think about how you can begin to sell change, manage your personal brand and create enough of a distinction that you become everyone’s “go to person.”
Getting promoted is harder than it’s ever been. In the past, you just had to perform your job description well, follow the status quo, generate results and show support for the organization’
1. Demonstrate a Strong Capacity for Growth
You must be able to show the ability to evolve your thinking and the capacity to expand your skill sets. Identify the 3 to 4 areas in your work that will enable you to grow in your company and contribute in more meaningful and purposeful ways — and then make the effort to invest in those areas. This may mean taking an extension course, online training, rebuilding your network, etc. The capacity for growth requires you to have a thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn new things. You must passionately pursue a desire to assume and handle greater responsibilities. If not, you will become irrelevant quickly.
2. Possess an Attractive Attitude
Your behaviour, the choices you make and your overall character are being measured at all times. Your ability to “fit into” the corporate culture depends on relational skills that attract others to want to engage with you. Leaders can detect those who make others want to do better. Likeability is an incredibly valuable trait when you consider how many people are so miserable in their work. As such, be helpful, show humility, be optimistic and show your empathy towards others. Take the time to show interest in others. Help others to be successful.
3. Earn the Trust of Others
Building followership because you are trustworthy is a powerful asset – and essential for getting promoted. Being trusted by others is not earned just because you are likeable. You must know how to build rapport, be a strong communicator, present the right credentials, be a master at conflict resolution, and be diplomatic with people. These are the keys to building trust in your workplace
4. Be Loyal At All Costs
Being loyal to your company and the brand you serve is paramount to your success. Loyalty is a powerful trait that measures one’s character in an instant. Your personal values must align with those of your organization in order for you to be unconditionally loyal. You know this to be true when, for example, your loyalty is tested by the temptation of internal gossip, or when the executive recruiter calls you about the job your competitor wants to offer you.
Getting promoted requires a lot more than just what your job description demands. As you begin to map-out your career goals for 2014, integrate these five principles into your plan. Hold yourself accountable. Be responsible. Allow your integrity to flourish. Enjoy your promotion!
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