Inspirational Infusion

#99 — June 1, 2017

The future depends on what you do today.

— Gandhi

Greetings, Inspired Travelers!

Summer is here and you have contributions to make, teams to lead and a career to grow! The summer is growing season and not just for plants! So, how will you add nutrients to your career path and make it flower? Well, here are a few ideas:

Stay current on your industry! You cannot be a leader in your industry if you are unaware of its recent developments, successes and challenges. There is a reason why life-long-learners rise to the top - they are great sources of knowledge and they are relevant. Beware of complacency.
Pay attention to the culture! The culture of an organization is its grounding point. Know how things work, what is needed to move ideas through the process and how to influence the action players. When a leadership change happens, ramp up your antennas! A corporate culture adjustment could be coming soon.
Know the hot buttons! Every company has the hot topic of the month. Some of those topics are the issues of focus; some of those topics are unmentionable. Know the difference and treat each one respectfully.
Focus on your supervisor's pain points! Whether you report to a Supervisor, Manager, Director or VP, learn what is keeping them up at night and contribute to its resolution. Business today requires that everyone produce results. Make sure that your work is focused on the right challenges and is successful in deliverables.

Whether you work in a traditional organization or one that has become more flat in recent years, performance is key. Stay current, pay attention, understand the culture and resolve issues. Your career will flower and you will continue to grow - regardless of where you are planted!

Be magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


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