How To Be a Leader
The corporate world, also called a jungle by some, can be a hostile environment where survival is a must to stay on top and in command. These thoughts may hold true especially for the newbies; but then again, who didn’t start by being a rookie, anyway? The amount of time it takes to succeed varies greatly on how you play the corporate game. Unlike what most would think, you do not have to wait five years or so to establish command in the work place. If you push the right buttons you can expect to succeed faster.
Want to be a leader and stand out? Here are tips to help you get started:
1. Strategic Positioning
Have the understanding that to be a leader, you don’t need to be in a management role. Take on a pro-active attitude. If you think you have an idea that will do wonders for the company, go ahead and make a pitch and formalize your proposal. The fact that you initiated a project tells your line manager that you’re in the business of making things work better for the company, the team, and for yourself.
2. Image is Important
No matter how long you’ve been in the company, people have taken notes on how you work. They have sorted out the effective ways from the ineffective ones when it comes to your learning capacity. You may have already been given the nickname as the Best Closer in the firm. You may have a good track record and that’s great but you may still be encountering difficulties in certain areas. Remember, you are part of a seemingly endless rat race, where the need to be noticed means a great deal to get ahead of others. Think about the qualities and skills that you’re struggling on and spend time to improve on these matters. By doing so, you create a better image for yourself.
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