Companies that focus on their unique abilities are best-positioned for growth. But most firms, like most people, aren’t very aware of their extraordinary capabilities, not to mention their extraordinary deficiencies. To achieve growth you need to know what makes your company special.
The higher up you go in an organization, the more important is to connect with your employees on a personal level. Show people you work with that there is more to your relationship than the job. Here are three ways to forge these connections:
- Give your undivided attention. This sounds simple, but it’s easy to overlook when you
Senior leaders are among the toughest crowds. They’re incredibly busy so they won’t sit still for a long presentation with a big reveal at the end. Often they’ll just interrupt before you finish. Here’s how you can earn their support:
You get one chance to impress in a job interview. Perform well and the job may well be yours. Fail and you’re back to sending out resumes. Here are three tips for getting it right:
Are you looking to build a potent network? Don’t rely on casual interactions or half-hearted introductions. High-stakes activities that ally you with disparate individuals around a common point of interest are the best way to forge tight connections.
It’s tempting to start fresh with a new company in the hopes of advancing your career. But finding great success by jumping ship may be more myth than reality.
“I should have never chosen this field.” “I should have left my job long ago.” It’s no fun to lament over decisions you’ve made in your career. Instead of letting remorse suffocate you, face it head on.
What’s the best way to use the last 10 minutes of your day? Take this short time to reflect on your workday: what invigorated you, what frustrated you, and what you plan to do next. Then write down 100 words about it.
You can change strategy, products, and processes all you want, but real change doesn’t take hold until your employees actually change what they do every day.
Informational interviews help you explore career options and make connections by giving you a safe environment to ask pointed questions. But there’s a risk: If you don’t make a good first impression, you can torpedo the relationship. Find a balance by being upfront about the help you’re asking for. You may not know exactly where …
Self-esteem has long been considered the bedrock of individual success. But high self-esteem may not be all it’s cracked up to be.