Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to lead!

27 08 2014

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle

There are a lot of people who spend their careers waiting for their leader to ask them to take the next step.  They believe that simply doing a good job, and staying out of trouble will get them promoted.  While it’s possible to advance your career meekly, it will take a lot longer than it could if you are bold enough to ask for extra responsibility, and you toot your own horn, as long as it’s not too over-the-top.

Assuming that your leader understands the amount of work you put into a project might be a bad assumption.  They may not know that you spent hours analyzing data to make a great recommendation.  As far as they’re concerned, you may have just “flipped a coin”.  Talk about your effort, and be sure that when an opportunity for promotion presents itself, you’re at the front of the line saying “I’m ready for this, give me a shot.”

Speaking of knock…

knock knock

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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