Week 43: Becoming a Partner in the Process- #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 43 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS ”
Last week, I was thinking about what it meant to be a great leader who helps others indirectly by inspiring them, honing in on their visions, and raising their self-esteem. This week, I am thinking about what it means to be a good employee. You can be a great employee without thinking like one. In fact, it’s probably better if you don’t think like an employee, period.
What this means is that you must always go above and beyond your current scope. You can’t just do your job, collect a paycheck, think day-to-day on each task, and hope that the big assignment just fall into your lap. Don’t think like an employee; think like a business partner would. Take an active role and become a partner in the process.
You can take initiative and be honest about what you want to get out of it. Explain that you do what to seek opportunities to expand your skill set. In the end, looking to improve yourself not only enhances your own resume, but also the company’s bottom line. If you see something that seems out of line, inefficient, or illogical, then it is a reasonable assumption that you should be able to question authority diplomatically.
Your job puts bread on the table. Your job should also be a means of gaining transferable skills through new experiences, training, and various opportunities. If you feel like things are getting stale, then ask for more challenging assignments. If that option is not available or if even after you get the challenging assignment you still feel like you’re not improving upon yourself, then it may be time to seek a new challenge all together.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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