Many of us don’t work in the same office as our manager or leader. Maybe you work from home, work in a satellite office or possibly on a different floor than where your boss / manager / leader sits. It’s true, there are not very many good substitutes for spending time face-to-face with your leader – even if it’s only for a few moments. Many of you have found yourself in the same elevator with your boss and when you got to your floor (bosses always have higher floors to go to, right?) you wondered if he even knew you were the sales leader last month. It feels like it’s going to be impossible to get her attention. Are you doomed to a hopeless existence in anonymity? Perish the thought – there are several things you can start doing today to get her attention and the promotion you wanted!
Nine steps to get attention and gain the promotion you wanted:
#1 Introduce yourself
#2 Earn their trust and respect, along with your right to influence them and the team
#3 Tell the truth
#4 Be yourself, the best version of you
#5 Invest in others the way you want your leader to invest in you
#6 Stop criticizing
#7 Be ready to make the tough calls
#8 Take on the assignments that need to be done…and rock them
#9 Serve your leader and the company mission
By doing these things, you are not only sure to get noticed, you are sure to get promoted.
Now, go and lead like someone you would want to follow!