Knobull Promotes Statements That Build Long Term Career Growth

By: Knobull
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - May 2, 2024 - PRLog -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull reports, "So you landed an internship or job and are doing OK. Now what?

Knobull has trained thousands of early career professionals at some of the world's most admired companies and heard senior leaders whisper about who they're promoting (or not). EdX on our homepage was added to augment that tradition.

We have distilled actionable templates you can use to show off statements from my book, A Brief History of the Organization."

1. 'What are your top priorities?'

Many early career professionals put their heads down and work, or at least pretend to.

Ask this question and you'll show your manager that you're committed to the same goals.

2. 'Would it be helpful if I _______?'

Some wait to be told what to do.

Ask this question and you'll show your manager that you can think for yourself and think on behalf of the team.

3. 'Mind if I join?'

There are those who wait for opportunities to come to them.

It's smart to pay attention to what's happening — and then invite themselves. You won't always get a "yes."

4. 'How does _______ work?'

Ask this question and you'll show your manager that you're seeing the big picture rather than being consumed by a tiny part of it.

5. 'The context is … '

Don't jump straight into extended monologues.

Begin with just the right amount of background information to make sure that others are following first.

6. 'The key takeaway is … '

Don't ramble, leaving people confused about what they're trying to say.

It's better to get straight to the point, pause, and then elaborate.

7. 'To recap … '

It's important to repeat back what you think they heard and, in doing so, reassure others that they're listening and ensure they know what to do next.

8. 'When would it make sense for me to check back in with you?'

It helps to check back early and often with their manager in case there was a miscommunication or change in plans.

Get into the habit of ending meetings with this line and you'll minimize your chances.

9. 'Am I on the right track?'

It's incorrect to assume that they're doing all the right things, only to have a rude awakening.

Why not request feedback frequently, such as after a task, project, or meeting.

10. 'Is there anyone else you'd suggest I speak to about _______?'

Bentley concluded, "Many early career professionals show up to meetings, listen, and leave.

The most successful professionals strategically turn one conversation and relationship into two, four, and so on.

Get into the habit of inserting this line into conversations and you'll turn strangers into allies, mentors, and sponsors."
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