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How To Move Up The Corporate Ladder – The No Scheming Way Up
Many expect to read short cuts when they search for tips on how to move up the corporate ladder. The fact is clear, there are no short cuts no matter how much one wants to believe in it. It is all too easy to think that the way up the corporate ladder is through connections and networking.
There is no denying there are the lucky few who know how to move up the corporate ladder via short cuts. Maybe they know someone important. But fact remains to sustain being in that position, it takes skills and knowledge. Not to mention the respect and trust one would have to earn in order to command the authority to lead and manage.
How to move up the corporate ladder? There are a few tried and tested tips – if you like to call them – that may even sound cliché but they have worked for ages.
1. Be a Leader
This may sound counter-intuitive considering that you are a newbie at work. How does one become a leader when one is at the bottom of the hierarchy? Be a leader means to take a leadership stance. Which means to inspire and motivate. You know how to move up the corporate ladder if you know how to develop cooperation amongst colleagues. Learn to keep morale high regardless of good or bad times in the office.
The thing to remember here is not to issue instruction. You are not the boss yet. Even when you are the boss, you need not issue instruction, even though a boss’s request is often times seen as instruction. You need to take charge. Taking charge here means to take responsibility for what your role and responsibilities are. Do not sit by the sidelines waiting for instructions. Take initiatives and get people to give their best.
2. Generate Ideas
Ideas are currency in the corporate world. Now, it doesn’t mean you go hand your boss ideas after ideas. That will drive him/her nuts! Come up with ideas to improve the system in the office whether it is productivity in your department or even as simple as how to keep staff motivation high.
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