The Future of Work
Will career ladders look the same? Will there be ladders at all?
What opportunities are you creating for your people to shine?
DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED
Prepare a briefing note, executive summary, report, or paper on something important that your boss did not ask for and was not expecting. If what you create advances a project or idea, is helpful, simplifies, saves time or improves something, you are likely to make others take note of your abilities and initiative.
Ask for a new project, assignment or access to opportunity. Not only will this give you important growth opportunities it will demonstrate initiative and drive.
Start a new community of practice, reading, discussion or professional group. A great way to bring attention to your organizational and leadership abilities.
Make a presentation on something you care about (at a conference, meeting, community of practice, etc.). Your subject matter expertise and passion will stand out.
Create opportunities to collaborate with relevant partners, especially those who are not in your immediate working group. Are there ways you could work with others to improve a process, procedure, policy, or resource? Connect with people who have common goals, interests, plans and professional aspirations. Reaching out to others will help you expand your professional network, connections and ability to influence.
TAKE FIVE TAKEAWAY – GO FURTHER:
To do: Look for a new opportunity this week. Do something unexpected to help your boss or co-workers.
FUN FIVE: Pop Quiz
Hiding in plain sight? Where are these five works of art on the Berkeley campus (who are the artists) and who is the man in the wig? If you know, tell us in the comments section of this post.