Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Simple action plan for getting a promotion

There is a very simple plan for being a promotable employee. Your boss needs a reason to promote you and the reason needs to impress your boss's boss.

For every big task make sure you write down what you will do. Then, Do what you wrote down. Finally, Present what you did to your boss so he can present your good work to his boss.

Most of my promotions have been because I told a good story about the excellent work I accomplished. All my boss had to do was tell the same story to his boss during the yearly employee review meeting.

Since very few of my peers were keeping track of their individual accomplishments it was an easy thing for me to stand out.

- The world judges results, not effort.