Magazine article Management Today

Your Route to the Top: Go from Good to Great

Magazine article Management Today

Your Route to the Top: Go from Good to Great

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Don't try to do everything. Ask yourself: 'Where do my strengths lie?' Focusing on one area will help you pinpoint and hone the necessary skills to move up.

Watch and learn. How did those you admire get to where they are now? Ask questions, read professional biographies and track career achievements Keep note of how they did it and map your own journey.

Make a commitment. Be clear on your desired outcome and set goals that stretch but don't strain. 'Action illusion' is a common procrastination trick - doing anything to justify putting off the task. Remember exam-revision timetables?

Bring your boss on board. Learning new skills, knowledge and capabilities improves your personal prospects and ensures that the business competes more effectively.

Seek out opportunities. Join cross-team projects and get involved with all aspects of your job. Keep your eyes and ears open to everything going.

Make the most of mentors. …

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