Know why it is important to get involved with additional projects, and understand how to find projects and committees outside of your job requirements.
- One of the fastest ways to get visibility…and to make it easier for your sponsor to advocate for you,…is to raise your hand and take on projects.…Getting involved in projects beyond…your usual job requirements shows your sponsor…that you're selfless, you have initiative,…and you're intentional in growing your career.…Taking on projects increases your street cred in three ways.…Number one, the sponsor hears about you.…One of my first promotions at a Fortune 500 Company…was to lead a team that no one wanted.…
I saw this as a challenge that would enable me…to raise my personal brand awareness…and solve a critical need in the company.…My sponsor heard about this through a peer,…and it pleased him that I would step up to bat.…Number two, become known as a collaborator.…True team work is about the we, not the me.…Seek opportunities to tell fellow team members…what they are doing right, instead of just wrong.…This increases their trust in you,…and they will look forward to future collaborations.…
I recall working with a colleague who was not self aware,…
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- Defining your career goals
- Leveraging your sponsor's influence
- Engaging with your sponsor as an advocate
- Finding projects outside your job requirements
- Making your strengths visible to your organization
- Navigating political roadblocks
- Avoiding career potholes