Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to keep in mind where you want to go and what you need to do to get there.
Move beyond your to-do list and become more visible in the workplace. Remember: Talent and hard work alone won’t get you ahead. You need to be known across the organization. Build relationships and let people know what you’re doing and what you’re accomplishing.
Are you to busy managing your job ignoring your career? It’s time to get over your limiting belief that working hard and performance alone lead to promotions.
Research shows that men are much better managing their careers. They spend 80% of their time doing their jobs and 20% of their time letting others know what a good job they are doing. Women are more likely to spend 100% of their time on the tasks associated with their jobs. When you have this mindset, attention becomes laser focused on the work itself, and the management of your career gets lost.