Career growth isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just about big things like promotions but also small things done diligently day in day out. These prepare one for the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbig momentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Here are a couple of things you can do;
Show up: This is about being consistent in your actions; especially doing your best when itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard. An example is demonstrating the right attitude in difficult circumstances.Ã‚Â Such consistency helps you keep focused and grounded.
Skill up: Invest in building skills that grow you personally and professionally. Listening, dealing well with conflict, giving feedback are all skills that are transferable and can stand you in good stead in several environments.
Challenge up: This is not about fighting or undermining your superiors. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s building the capacity to think at a higher level so that you can add value to the bossÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ideas or play the devilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advocate respectfully.
Influence up: Develop your ability to present and sell your ideas to those responsible for decisions in any situation. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get more traction that way than expecting others to automatically Ã¢â‚¬ËœbuyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ your suggestions.
Now take action: What small steps can you take to influence better?