24 Jul 3 Easy Steps To Managing Your Professional Presence
A common question for a child is “what do you want to be when you grow up?” The responses to this question evolve as a person is exposed to the fundamentals of life through learning. As a working adult, the business environment expects more precise displays of behavior such as “professionalism.” Often, an employer requires more than a get-up-and-go and meet only the minimum job requirements point of view. Take note of a few moves to establish a winning reputation as a businessman or businesswoman:
- Recognize that the business environment is a broad space. There are rule makers, team players, schemers, advocates, sponsors and the like in the business world. It is recommended that you become familiar with the make-up of the people in your work space and plan the affect your role will have.
- Utilize learning as a tool of insight. A person’s lifespan is one limit to the possibility of knowing everything. However, learn as much as you can about your line of work and people. As you interact with others, pay attention to word choice, sentence construction (especially other people’s logic), pauses, verbal and non-verbal cues.
- Write your own narrative. Explore what work-life happiness means to you and your family. Involve yourself in endeavors that are winning. These days many individuals are using a business trend called “disruption” to impact how things are done (and making a lot of money in the meantime). Always pursue what is progressive.
A person’s professional presence is like an evolving plot in a movie. Various people, events and unknowns develop a movie plot to the finale. With your professional presence, be the key influencer and manage it well. Best wishes!