How to Be a Star Performer: Organizational Savvy

Sep 10, 2019

By Sunday Tollefson, MBA, PMP® 

This week's microlearning subject is the eighth in a nine-part series from the book "How to be a Star at Work: 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed" by Robert E Kelley.

The eighth strategy is ORGANIZATIONAL SAVVY.

When organizational savvy is broken down into its various components, the magic and mystery disappear and it is apparent that this is a learnable skill. Some are shocked to discover, when seeking a promotion, there is a built-in bias against those with technical specialization. They are perceived as unable to maneuver effectively in a workplace.

How to master organizational savvy:

1. Master the core skills of taking initiative, taking criticism, and networking.
2. Understand ”underground” org charts and “trust maps” to determine actual power centers.
3. Pay attention to cultural etiquette, internal attitudes, workplace rules, and symbols that managers embrace.
4. Access detailed knowledge of the company from a wise and trusted counselor or mentor.
5. Get experience in various parts of the company.
6. Build relationships by observing workplace etiquette practices and excelling at both conflict prevention and conflict resolution.
7. Create a niche that distinguishes you within the organization.
8. Develop an organizational reputation for integrity and credibility.

Learn more by watching the video and dive deeper into the two most important categories above by joining the private Facebook group, Inspired Success™ for Women. (Be sure to answer the three questions so that we know you're real!)

Next week: Join LIVE for the ninth and final strategy, SHOW-AND-TELL.

This week is the perfect time to pin point the status of your career with this free download: Career Zones Worksheet. Check it out today!



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