Working in a team and taking on a leadership role without being asked makes you an asset and puts you in a position to make some solid power moves that will be appreciated at all levels.
Communication is often described as a soft skill, but it is far from soft. Your ability to communicate efficiently using oral, written and body language can mean the difference between success and failure.
Sometimes you have to go old-school to stand out above the crowd. A handwritten thank you note over an email thank you is one example.
Being direct is not so simple. It can mean the difference between getting an important project done or getting stalled. Your tone is key.
It may sound hoaky but speaking to yourself in positive ways can really help you believe it. Practice telling yourself how wonderful you are instead of telling yourself everything that is wrong with you.
It’s time to stop claiming that it is difficult for you to share what your good at or what you have achieved. How will anyone ever know how great you are if you don’t share it.
Last week I talked about how to behave when you begin to supervise your work friends. This week I discuss how to behave when your work friend suddenly becomes your boss.
Have you been promoted and now the supervisor to people you used to gossip over coffee with? This power move gives you some tips for how to manage a change in your relationships.
Whenever you have an opportunity to spend quality time with your supervisor, take it. It builds trust and rapport and allows your supervisor to get to know you on a higher, more personal level.
There are many ways to invest in yourself. Hiring a professional career coach is one of those ways. But before you hire one, make sure you are ready for change. Make sure you become coachable.