Proactive communication is all about thinking ahead. Are your communications; in-person conversations, emails, texts, etc. conveying your total message or just enough to answer someone else's questions? When you communicate with purpose and completeness, you are being proactive.
At some point in your career advancement, technique capability counts but business acumen is what will separate you from others seeking similar advancement.
Are you making a lasting impression? Business people are in such a hurry today to get things done that their interactions have a 'transactional' look and feel. If you want to have a greater impact with your business relationships and become more valuable to the people you work with, learning how to make a lasting impression will be a game changer on your long term success.
As you gain more responsibility for the organization you oversee, your decisions have consequences. Are you making these decisions with an eye on the big picture. Failure to do so can have unintended outcomes.
Nothing is worse than being passed over for a promotion you wanted and thought you desired. What now? How to you regroup? What do you start doing to position yourself for your next promotion opportunity.
Did you participate in the Great Resignation? Is your company struggling with the after effects of people resigning during COVID?
Working with friends and family could be seen as fun, easy or comfortable. Most times, it's not!
Steve Smith and Travis Smith are experienced professionals with a combined 55 years in business. They are also father and son. Together, they explore the many facets of professional development and business success.