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Naked Leader Week – 249 – Monday 17 March 2008
Leadership from a different perspective – Your Promotion
Three Top Ways to be Promoted: One
…Is to make a strong, positive, personal impact on others. To be liked, to be trusted.
It doesn’t matter what “hard” skills you have – when it comes to interview / relationships / perception they count for very little – I know this from personal experience.
I spent many years studying and working hard on technical skills, to no avail. Certainly to no benefit on my career, because when a CEO is running through the shortlist of potential new CIOs, or when any senior person is about to meet an IT person, the first question they ask is…
…”What’s he / she like?”
The same first question asked by everyone, in their own minds, when meeting anyone, and everyone else – in an interview, in the street – whoever, whenever, wherever…
Those first impressions count – more than we may think. We make up our minds about other people in a few seconds
Make no mistake; your career success comes down to the relationships that you build. So, today, what one key person, peer or senior exec in your company are you going to form a closer relationship with?
With best wishes on your careers, and relationships
Next Week – Way Two – How to make yourself totally and absolutely indispensable…