Excel In The
January 29, 2018
- If you don’t ask for it, it’s likely you won’t get it. This includes raises, guidance and whatever else you think you deserve.
- Always…always be ready to learn something new. Being susceptible to change puts your name in the pot for promotion.
- Don’t view your job as a social outlet where you get paid to play. Remember, that you were hired to do a job to help the company function well as a business.
- Take risks. Weigh the consequences against the venture.
- Don’t stay to yourself. You’ll be more successful in the workplace if others see you as a team player.
- Look for ways (and express it) to make the company better and management will separate you from the group.
- Seize every opportunity to be noticed and viewed as efficient and industrious. Show up early and work late without being asked.
- Don’t despair over management policies that can’t be changed. Learn to roll with the punches and duck when you have to. Remember, you’re not the umpire, you’re a player.
- Always thank your boss for everything. They like to be appreciated too.
- Always be “for” whatever the boss is for in front of others. If you disagree, do it “with all respect”…and in the interest of the company behind a closed door.
- Remember in your dress and actions, that less is more and better. Insecurity is reflected in overkill and flamboyant behavior.
- Strive and work hard to be “in” with the boss’s secretary. It’s an invaluable relationship to have.
- Be friendly with everyone, and cross no one. Never step on anyone’s toes intentionally or without regard for the other’s feelings.
- Channel your criticisms into positive constructive suggestions.
- Don’t try to be everything to everybody. Work to be viewed as fair, efficient, dependable, loyal and authentic.