Organizations seek out employees who will contribute to business success. Are you one of them? Take the Quiz below!
Very rarely have I seen a leader approach an employee to say they see potential in them and encourage them to develop their skills. It’s up to an employee to have enough self-awareness to know their strengths and opportunities for growth.
The quiz helps you identify if you are seen as a Visible, Occasional or Silent Contributor. The degree of confidence you have will impact other’s perception of you – regardless of what you feel inside.
The quiz shows you some specific actions you can take to get noticed at work and show that you add value to the company.
Business executives and owners want their organizations to be profitable and sustainable.
Leading companies have a sense of purpose and values that best represent who they are.
They hold their managers accountable for the results of their respective departments – achieving their goals, financial targets, positive customer experience, and making sure their teams are aligned with the company culture.
Managers want employees on their team who can help them be successful. Lots of employees want to contribute. They don’t always know how or have the confidence to do so.
There are many ways to show that you have confidence at work.
The number one method is to believe in yourself. When you do, our confidence will show naturally. If you are not quite there yet, here are some tips:
1. Manage others’ perception of you. Dress for business and dress ‘up’ versus down on casual days, be early to work – never late, be on time for meetings. Respect, show courtesy to others and demonstrate humility
2. Build your skills and knowledge. Master the skills you need for your current role and expand from there. Don’t hesitate to say you don’t know – just make sure you learn what is needed.
3. Offer solutions. Communicate problems to your manager – just accompany them with suggestions.
4. Demonstrate emotional intelligence. Learn to manage and express your emotions, show a positive outlook and don’t get easily set off by others’ behavior. And of course, smile more.
5. Be a great listener. Pay attention to what others have to say, demonstrate curiosity, ask lots of questions to understand what is being said and why.
6. Get involved. Ask to participate in projects or committees. When in meetings always try to offer an opinion or ask a question.
7. Be a team player. Ask the co-workers you interact with what they need from you and deliver it. Ask for feedback from others and thank them for it. Give recognition to those who positively impact you.
Managers want results. Do you show your manager that you support them and the department? Even when you don’t have all the answers, do you show that you are resourceful and willing to try?
It’s up to you. Let your confidence show. You have an opportunity to build it – one small action at a time. I’d love to hear your success stories so please don’t hesitate to share!