Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video How do you know if you're successful?, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
- Ed Koch, who was the Mayor of New York in the 1970s,…was famous for walking around the city…and asking voters how am I doing?…If you're interested in good PR…and having your audience think you're a regular guy…and creating a memorable catch phrase,…that's a good approach.…But, if you're looking for measurable evidence…that you're succeeding in your job,…that's not the way to do it.…Yet, so many of us rely on smiles, pats on the back,…a kind word, et cetera,…to get a sense of whether we're winning at work.…
By doing that, we're avoiding hard evidence.…Operating with blinders on…in the hope that I think they like me…will translate into keeping our jobs…and/or getting the raise and promotion.…If you think that's an effective strategy,…you're living in a vacuum,…and vacuums are for carpets, not work environments.…It's important to actually know…if you're winning at your job,…and you need to take responsibility…for assuring that there's a system in place…so that you can determine that.…
You don't want any surprises.…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take