Good or bad—it’s true for many of us that we spend almost more waking hours at work than we do at home.
Even if work is rewarding, we worry that we are not effective.
And here’s one of the worst things about this dilemma: We usually know that we may not be managing our work and career goals well.
Here’s a reminder guide to help you boost your intuitive understanding of how to manage more wisely your work, career, and relationships with colleagues and superiors.
Work and Career Checklist
No—this statement does not mean that you can’t socialize with colleagues.
But it does mean that wise workers do not get involved with work politics, cliques, gossip, or too much shared, personal information.
Create an invisible but warm protective shield around yourself.
Why? You never know about people’s ambitions, jealousies or changing power.
Don’t risk seeming to be on one side—only to find out that the opposition has become your boss!
Always express appreciation. If possible, make sure others see you doing it.
This behavior is part of what’s called impression management.
You are in charge of you. But this management does not mean that you should become a fake.
But it does mean that you want to show qualities of caring and character that go a long way in promoting your success.
Smart bosses and supervisors don’t just look for a job well-done.
They are also looking for someone whose personal and career ethics and values are visible and consistent.
How do you do that?
Here’s a quick list:
Just landed a great client? Discovered important information? Fixed something? Let them know!
No one likes a cry-baby. And getting defensive doesn’t work well either.
Use these tips:
Don’t be just work and home. Community exposure is so important to the image of the company where you work.
Here are four crucial tips:
You are not just an employee. You are a caretaker of a company’s success.
So, acting on that concern will give you more credibility, recognition, and respect—and it might give you a promotion and a new position in the company.
Here is how you show your interest:
I wish you success.