What makes a person successful in a corporate environment? If someone were to ask me to summarize in five words or less, I’d say to “achieve results and build relationships”. Maybe this is common sense to some people, but the importance is in the balance between the two.
If you are working for an organization that treats you well and pays you fairly it’s in your best interest to seek opportunities to take on more responsibility.
As many companies switch to hybrid or full-time remote work environments employees will need to re-think how to get exposure. In the absence of meeting your colleagues for lunch or drinks after work, we have to find new ways to connect. This can be as simple as turning your video on during virtual meetings.
Being clear with your supervisor about your intentions to pursue a promotion is essential. When your leadership knows your interests they should help you find opportunities to develop in those areas.
If you want to be promoted into a leadership position look for opportunities to lead others without that giant role power sign on your forehead.