Mon, 6 October 2014
This Episode's Question
What You'll Learn
- A simple concept about asking for things, and how it gives you super powers for keeping you top-of-mind when your manager considers who will get the next job.
- Thoughts on "as-if" current performance: acting as if you're already in that role so you become the obvious next choice.
- Why it's important to show or communicate your untapped talents so that you are viewed as having high potential (rather than making them worry that the Peter Principle is in effect and you might be topped out at the next role).
- Questions to ask yourself about your current performance so that you know you're not distracting yourself from excelling in your current job.
- Assessing your risk factors: what things will make you seem like a risky choice when they decide who to promote? What things will make them worry that promoting you could be a career-limiting decision for them.
- How to use special projects to demonstrate skills and experiences they haven't been able to see in you yet.
- Why emotional intelligence or social fluency will win out over your technical skill set every time. It is a better predictor of promotability, even though this is counter-intuitive to most people.
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Resource of the Episode
Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Chialdini
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