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...
This week's microlearning subject is the seventh 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 seventh strategy is TEAMWORK.
Teamwork gets a lot of lip service but research shows that it's the least rewarded activity for a corporate worker. As such, stars limit their involvement in and maximize their use of time on teams. How can you replicate their behaviors?
This week's microlearning subject is the sixth in a nine-part series from the book "How to be a Star Performer at Work: Nine Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed," by Robert E. Kelley.
The sixth strategy is LEADERSHIP.
But not the leadership you might be thinking of. This leadership is the kind that comes without a title and exists in small, consistent behaviors that move the right needle forward on your career.
Coined as "Little L Leadership," this work style focuses on optional productive leadership in lieu of an imposed management-assigned structure. This type of leadership is conferred voluntarily by your colleagues, who grow to respect for at least one of three areas: knowledge, people skills, and momentum.
Knowledge is displayed as functional expertise, perspective expertise, or process expertise.
People skills are demonstrated by understanding coworker needs, skills, aspiration, ad power - plus singling them...
This week's micro-learning subject is the fifth of 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 fifth strategy is FOLLOWERSHIP.
Studies show that only 10% of organizational outcomes are attributable to leadership. That means a whopping 90% of outcomes are thanks to the followers. Star performers know how to capitalize on this metric and become star followers. In a leadership frenzy world, they learn to check their egos at the door and instead of leading, lead in "assists." Key aspects of followership for star performers include: Being proactive, being a fact finder, being an advice seeker, being a system player, being persuasive, being courageous, and being a follower. Watch the video to learn more about each of these tactics.
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This week's micro-learning subject is the fourth of 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 fourth strategy is PERSPECTIVE. Star performers develop well-rounded understanding of their field which leads to pattern recognition skills valued by colleagues and influencers. Stars beat out average workers by understanding these five perspectives:
This week's micro-learning subject is the third of 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 third strategy is SELF MANAGEMENT. But not just any self-management, this is personallized method, productivity techniques, and work quality management.
Here are traits that star performers share. Star performers:
Learn how to add value to the critical path (think capital in terms of growing profits or reducing losses) is for the organization.
Choose work that allows them to leverage who they are, use their talents, get into flow, and experience job satisfaction.
Review their personal productivity and devise ways to increase personal effectiveness and efficiency.
Borrow innovative techniques and methods for better self management, observing work routines of others.
Experiment with changes in their work routine to develop productive habits,...
The second strategy is NETWORKING. But not just any networking, this is how star performers uniquely manage their professional networking practice to reap great rewards.
Is there a disagreement at work that is blocking project or initiative that matters to you? How can you facilitate a solution?
Conflict Resolution is a skill that not only solves problems; it also builds trust. This precious trust gives you a significant ability to influence others. When you can influence others, you can lead. All effective leaders are effective influencers. Let's get you leading by demonstrating your ability to influence!
Here are a few points you don't want to miss when resolving a conflict at work.
Today's micro-learning on stakeholder communications follows up on the stakeholder categorization strategies from a few weeks ago.
Once you sort your stakeholders, you can design a few specific "lanes" to send your communications appropriately. Take into consideration the unique audiences, preferred channels, frequency, data, content, contributors, and your goals for each "lane."
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