Sometimes it’s enough to be valued for your subject matter expertise. But if you want to move up the ranks, it helps to be viewed as a leader by the people with the power to elevate you.

  • To be seen as a leader, think more broadly about the business. For example, rather than having a narrow focus on your specific individual or departmental responsibilities, have a clear vision about how you and your team contribute to the big picture.
  • Consistently, communicate your drive for excellence and your commitment to making decisions and taking action that serve the whole, not just your silo.
  • Keeping your head down and working hard isn’t enough to get you noticed and promoted. Actively position yourself as someone who is worthy of the role of leader.
  • Think and behave in ways that demonstrate you’re aligned with the company’s strategy and objectives, and are willing to support the success of others across the enterprise.

 

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