Tips on… getting Ahead
- By: Mark Griffiths
You probably have many dreams and plans in your career or life, but how do you get there? There are no short cuts to reaching your goal, and it usually involves a lot of hard work and slog. Here are my top 10 tips for getting ahead.
Be realistic--Set achievable targets and don't expect too much too soon. It is much better to achieve lots of smaller goals than constant failure from not achieving much bigger goals.
Be strategic--Write a yearly plan for your longer term career objectives and how and what mechanisms you need to achieve it. For shorter term goals, weekly and monthly plans, or both, can also be beneficial.
Be selective--Play to your strengths while developing weaker aspects.
Broadcast your talents--Don't wait for someone to “discover” you. When you do something well do not assume your line managers will somehow find out about it. Send them a