Now, more than ever, we need to make a difference at work. Although the recession, is showing signs of recovery, it isn’t over yet. Take advantage of that! Challenging times are the best times to prove your value and to get the attention of those who can help your career. Why? Because while so many are focusing on problems and their perceived lack of opportunity, you can do the opposite.
Here are three things you can do to shine at work.
Act Like the President or CEO
Getting an MBA might accelerate your career, but an MBA isn’t for everyone.What is for everyone (though few will take it on) is taking initiative and responsibility for making things happen. Do this and you will be noticed. Do this well and you will shine like a star.
Focus On Your Strengths
If you haven’t read “Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham, do so as soon as you can. Do you really know what your strengths are? Few do. Discover yours, put them into play at work, and your work will be more like play.
Help Your Boss Be A Star
If you have a great boss, or even a good one, helping her or him to be a star will pay rich dividends. Anticipate what she needs and wants and deliver that. Be the person she thinks of first when she thinks of loyalty, initiative and guaranteed results. Your star will shine brighter by helping your boss to shine. You can be a star at work if it’s important to you. Think about these three strategies every day for a month, act on them and see what happens. Odds are, you’ll be well on your way to being that star at work that you can be.
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