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Your Career Success Formula

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These are slides from a presentation at ATD TechKnowledge 2016.

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Your Career Success Formula

  1. 1. Kate Matsudaira, Principal / Urban Influence / @katemats TECHKNOWLEDGE - JANUARY 2016 YOUR CAREER SUCCESS FORMULAand the conundrum of technical leadership
  2. 2. What happened to merit?
  3. 3. No. 1
  4. 4. No. 2
  5. 5. No. 3
  6. 6. No. 4
  7. 7. The new world of tech
  8. 8. STRATEGY
  9. 9. Choose the right game to play
  10. 10. Following your passion is for suckers
  11. 11. Craftsman 
 Mindset* * For more on this topic you should read So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
  12. 12. Deliberate practice
  13. 13. …chess players at the highest skill level (i.e. grandmasters) expended about 5000 hours on serious study alone during their first decade of serious chess play — nearly five times the average amount reported by intermediate-level players. 
 Published in 2005 in Applied Cognitive Psychology Journal
  14. 14. Do you have a target?
  15. 15. MAKINGIT WORKFORYOU • Make a list of the skills you have (or could have) that are rare and valuable.
 • What would it take for you be the best in the world at your job? These are your GOALS.
 • Carve out time for deliberate practice and learning.
  16. 16. RESULTS
  17. 17. Work on the right things
  18. 18. Fill in the gaps
  19. 19. Manage your manager
  20. 20. Not all bosses 
 are good ones
  21. 21. If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?
  22. 22. Send your status in email
  23. 23. Deliver on your commitment
  24. 24. Be on time
  25. 25. Make the most of your time
  26. 26. • Manage your manager - have regular meetings and ask good questions.
 • Share your status. Make your work known.
 • Be on time.
 • Work hard and make the most of your time. MAKINGIT WORKFORYOU
  27. 27. INFLUENCE
  28. 28. Influence comes from power
  29. 29. what is power?
  30. 30. 3SOURCESOFPOWER
  31. 31. Expertise
  32. 32. Charisma
  33. 33. Relationships
  34. 34. Trust
  35. 35. Hours? Features? Documentation Mentoring Operations Maintainability Innovation & new ideas Quality Recruiting Collaboration HOWDOYOUASSESSPERFORMANCE?
  36. 36. HOWDOYOUJUDGEPERFORMANCE?
  37. 37. What is trust?
  38. 38. Build trust
  39. 39. Relationship Architecture Reputation Contribution Elements are based on Kay’s framework from the “Foundations of Corporate Success” Elements of trust
  40. 40. 1. Who are the most influential people at your work?
 
 2. Who do you spend the most time with? MAKETWOLISTS
  41. 41. Relationships are like filmstrips
  42. 42. Rebuild burned bridges
  43. 43. Reciprocity
  44. 44. Focus on the long term
  45. 45. Where does success come from?
  46. 46. Infinite power influence
  47. 47. • How can you build better relationships?
 • Expand your relationship architecture: make connections with influential people outside your team. MAKINGIT WORKFORYOU
  48. 48. ATTITUDE
  49. 49. YOU AMAZING YOU
  50. 50. • Do they work more hours? • Do they have more knowledge? • How are they different? IMAGINE
  51. 51. IT’SNOTJUSTABOUTWHATYOU DO,BUTHOWYOUDOIT.
  52. 52. Be someone people want to work with
  53. 53. • Who is the person you admire most at work?
 • What do they do differently?
 • How do they make you feel? IMAGINE
  54. 54. Be open
  55. 55. Bring solutions
  56. 56. Empathy with a positive attitude
  57. 57. • Reverse • Long term • Chance to grow REFRAME
  58. 58. Make others feel important
  59. 59. Authenticity Desire to 
 improve Humility to 
 take feedback Be coachable
  60. 60. • How are you coming to work? 
 • Be present.
 • Ask for feedback and then just say thank you instead of explaining. MAKINGIT WORKFORYOU
  61. 61. Mickey and Oprah eating a chess-themed cake?
  62. 62. STRATEGY+RESULTS+INFLUENCE
 +ATTITUDE=SUCCESS
  63. 63. Kate Matsudaira, Principal / Urban Influence / @katemats HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

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