To succeed in any organization, you must understand 'office politics'. The first rule is to be visible, doing good work is not enough if you're not associated with it. You must learn to shine.
Let me tell you about Chris who's an experienced pharmaceutical Healthcare Executive. He's delivered results as a sales head early in his career and had been moved to head office in Europe in an administrative role.
Chris made everything run smoothly. However, he did it in an under-the-radar manner, so when he wanted to step up to a country manager role he was not deemed ready.
Chris had not followed the first rule of office politics:
How could Chris have gained visibility instead of just quietly making things efficient?
The reality of the office environment is that if you do not offer opinion or personal perspectives, you're not offering value and will be considered light weight or even invisible.
So, are you ready to step up your visibility?
Before you do, I need to offer you a caveat: The moment you are visible, you are playing the game of office politics and you better know how to play.
You need to Shine but don't outshine.
15 Minute Masterclass for Senior Executives & Managers
Presenter: Andrew Bryant, Global Authority on Self-Leadership & Executive Presence.