4 Ways To Get A Promotion

4 Ways To Get A Promotion

Promotion is a much coveted prize that most of us aspire to in our careers. Like most things in life, you have to pursue promotion relentlessly to achieve it. The four ways suggested here may seem a bit old fashioned but is a tried and tested strategy with sustained success over the long term. How do you get promoted? 1. Get ahead by adding value First and foremost is to do your job well. Ensure that all your stakeholders are delighted with your service and output. Once you have mastered your job, look at ways to do it more efficiently. Be creative and resourceful in finding ways to do this. Make sure your stakeholders are comfortable with the changes you make. This is particularly important if it affects how they work. Demonstrating a growth mindset will also win you brownie points. A growth mindset will help you embrace change that occurs in the environment and make you relevant at all times so that you employer will also see as valuable. Not many jobs are on an island by itself. You will need to work with others to achieve results for your organisation. A good collaborator will be noticed by others and will have a sound reputation. Good collaborative skills are essential when leading teams. Prioritising the things that will add the most value to the organisation is another factor that will get you noticed by your leaders. Everyone has a “to do” list. Learning early to identify what is important and keeping other stakeholders informed while you prioritise these important issues is critical. This way you will keep your...
8 Types Of “Bad Bosses” And How You Can Handle Them

8 Types Of “Bad Bosses” And How You Can Handle Them

It is not often we get to select who we work for. The closest you get to pick your boss is when you interview for a new job. In many cases you may not feel you have the luxury of turning down a job opportunity because of the future boss. Even when you have the ideal boss it is no guarantee that they will be around for long. Things can change quite fast in an organisation and bosses come and go. There are times everyone has to cope with a “bad boss” Knowing strategies to handle such bosses will help you cope with the situation. What are the types of “Bad Bosses” and how do you handle them? 1. Moody Boss Some bosses have mood swings. These can range from a slight change in demeanour to severe grumpiness. If you have such a boss it is good to observe patterns when they get moody. This should alert you to when you need to be careful when interacting with them. It is best to avoid them when they are in such a mood. In the event you have to interact with them at this time stay calm and don’t react to their mood. Respond with facts in a measured fashion. If you have been working with them for a while you may get to know what causes these mood swings. Try not to press these buttons when you interact with them. E.g. they cannot stand any inaccuracies in calculations. Make sure you check and double check your work before you submit it to them. Finally make sure that the cause...