Learn when to take it on and when to ask for help. Also learn about why asking for help proves you're good at your job.
- Knowing when to step up and when to step down…is critical promotable behavior.…You might be thinking, people who get promoted…never step down.…That's not true.…You want to show initiative and you also want to show…that you are someone who knows when they need help…and someone who can get the best minds on any project.…So how do you know when it's time to step down?…Well the first sign is being totally overwhelmed.…And you know what this feels like.…If you're struggling to complete your daily task…or not sleeping or panicking you might not finish something,…that's when you might want to bring in some outside help.…
The second sign you want to step down…is if your view is too narrow.…This one is a little harder to spot but ask yourself,…are you working on a project where you don't…fully understand the context or the scope?…And when you're deep into a project or a change,…it can be easy to only see your point of view.…And getting that outside perspective gives you a fresh lens…and it helps you be more creative.…
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- List three good reasons to step down from a position.
- Name three behaviors that will help you get promoted.
- Explain how to demonstrate active listening.
- Recall an effective way to demonstrate leadership and promotability when speaking with subordinates.
- Identify a common mistake many people make when communicating with their boss.
- Determine the best way to formally ask for a promotion.