22 October 2012, by A. Cedilla
Here’s a thought: Did you ever think that the same strengths that make you promotable might also be the ones that can help you weather the demands of of an entrepreneur’s life?
Think of it. Getting a promotion means several things must have happened: You worked hard. You were recognized for your hard work. You were credited for it. And you were rewarded with a position of higher responsibility and more pay. (Yes, yes, I know, but still, stay with me.)
1. You act promotable. Other people in your sphere see you as trustworthy, competent and good at your job. You are the go-to guy when it comes to your field, and your recommendations, advice and proposals are accepted because of that.
2. You don’t let your time get away from you. While it can’t be helped that you have days that are longer than others, you don’t waste time. You make it count on the priority matters and know how to delegate, and you maintain a balance in your own life.
3. You don’t shy away from the hard parts of work. Making hard calls, having the uncomfortable conversations that have to happen, doing what it takes to get things done…and on the other hand, having good people skills to draw the best out of your co-workers without alienating them.