The credo of the modern service company
The attitude "Working a lot brings success" is common. For some it is the credo of modern performance society, for others an almost religious mantra to balance karmic justice.
In both cases, this attitude is deeply rooted in our social, value and economic system. The catch is just that: Quite simply, the equation does not work. Because it depends not only on what you do - but also how others perceive their own performance and that they are seen at all.
What your boss sees - and what not
For example, your boss doesn't see you toil in the office day in and day out. On the contrary, he only perceives you as someone who sits in a meeting with an annoyed expression and thinks that you must be a bad-tempered person. He takes the good performance for granted.
Quite different from the colleagues, who constantly report in the meeting about their good qualifications: colleagues and bosses consider such employees for being extremely committed and competent. In short, people are more inclined to believe what they hear and see; this may not always be fair, but people are ticking.
Self-expression - the right mix makes it
Of course, it is not always done with pure showing off. Smart bosses have long since recognized that many babblers and show-offers are just that: thin board drills with little behind them. And gradually also settles in Company the attitude by that a second look behind the facade can only be helpful.
Nevertheless: In the best case, both are correct - the self-portrayal and the associated performance. Because if you are not convinced of yourself, you will hardly be able to convince others. You don't have to make a name for yourself at the expense of others or constantly muddle the boss, simply being more convinced of your own good performance helps in many cases.
10 Tips for better self-presentation
Instead of doggedly trying to achieve a certain level of performance at any cost, you should place more value on good communication and your own self-presentation. And that's exactly why I would like to give you 10 tips here:
- Convince yourself of the necessity: Just performing people is self-imagining often difficult, she believes to convince purely by their performance. But the motto must be: Do a lot and talk about it.
- Do public relations: on every occasion: in the corridor, in the canteen - and above all because the boss is present. But: emphasize performance, do not apply unnecessarily thick, otherwise the others are quickly annoyed.
- Stay in touch with stress, too: especially those who work a lot tend to neglect social contacts. This catapults itself quickly from the field of vision of bosses and colleagues.
- How to score in small talk: You don't have to say anything really witty, you just have to start a conversation with one another. For example, in the morning in the elevator. Instead of staring at the wall, just address the situation: “We always meet here. It only takes ten floors, but at least. Which department do you work in? ”
- This is how you can shape your meeting: no place is better suited to self-presentation than the meeting, because everyone will be there. Your speech should therefore be well thought-out. Shine with a surprising entrance, which gives you attention. Then, explore how your ideas and work will benefit the company and colleagues. Please also include the other participants by asking for feedback or concrete suggestions.
- Present yourself at every opportunity: So that the boss also understands your excellent work, you should not only talk about it, but also do it publicly: volunteer to “public” tasks such as giving customer presentations, looking after trainees, etc. That increases your market value.
- Networking: Studies show that success depends on how well you are networked within a company. It is therefore important to be in contact with as many colleagues as possible.
- So you take the wind out of the sailors' chatterbox: will Schmitt want to put himself in the right light at the expense of the boss again? Just ask him directly for details that he can not know. And point your boss to your own successes in a very targeted way.
- This is how you make yourself popular with the boss: "Actually, you would still have to do this ..." In such subtle messages, bosses like to hide their wishes. Listen - then you will soon be able to read the boss's wishes from his eyes.
- How to get respect: Whoever says yes and amen to everything is popular, but is neither respected nor promoted. Better: Say friendly to exaggerated demands, but definitely no. If you give a good reason for your “no”, you will also have understanding - and respect!
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