There are as many different ways to grow your profession as there are options. If you are employed within a company, you can reach for a promotion or move into a department that is interesting to you. If you work as a consultant like the people at Unite, then you have even more control of your professional growth and trajectory, so here are some suggestions to help you really advance rapidly:
• Dress for Success: If you want to be leader, then start dressing like one. When you look the part, people tend to assume you’re on track to fill the role. It is a small change, but it shows that you are taking your work seriously and are in a growth mind-set.
• Find Mentors: A mentor is someone who has a little more experience and success and can give you insight and a hand up. Unite consultants all work to form a couple excellent mentorship relationships because these people can really accelerate professional achievement.
• Focus on Your Strengths: Everyone has aspects of their work they’re best at, so discover what those are for you and focus on how you can maximise your strengths. Many great business leaders succeed by simply hyper-focussing on what they do best.
Growing as a professional happens one step at a time, so be patient with the journey. Take the time to plot your course and look at the best way for you to succeed using the resources, mentors, and strengths you have.