Lightening paceStanding Apart... being known for being noteing noteworthy and for being the type of team contributor anyone would kill to have on their team... When people talk about your over coffee...
Simon is hard to impress
You work in an industry where your results are very measurable ... Either your raised the money or you didn't ... Its why you need to be selective in the opportunites you choose... Because both your successes and failures are very public and career ... Bottom line people like hiring people who deliver results
This is important in your industry as well
Your industry is ALL about the follow through... If you don't follow through you wont raise money or gain fans
Positive and solution focused. Be the person at the table who proposes solutions. Who shifts paradigms and reframes things. Positive people can get a BAD rap. Positive people attract. A bonus point on this one. Speak positively about others as well.. Have your teams back.
If I was more emotionally intelligent I would still be the President of EMI Records. Our emotions and ego’s can cause us to be ineffectual act in ways that limit our career potential.
Man that is good stuff ... I wonder who said that.
Oh I did. Sometimes I surprise myself ...
I recently read an article summarinzing the power of written goals and suggested that 3 % of harvard grads were earnign more than 97% combined... And the one thing the 3% had in common is written goals.
Listen. Take risks. Invest in relationships. Foster Trust. Build in time to invest in relationships. Trust is a glue. Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.Stephen Covey
People hold back. We often dont want to stand out. We manage ourselves so we dont become the keener.
I think Dr. Suess says its best.
Are you the one that comes to mind when the stretch projects come to mind? If you want to stand apart ...Demonstrate you have the capacity to be stretched.
Its not always about intelligence . Its about strength of will and willingness to to risk appearing the fool.
I am referring most to demeanour here. This is particularly relevent to leaders or aspiring leaders in the room.
We’ll often ask people in interviews what the most meaningful piece f feedback they received... Mine came from Kirsten in about 1997 (im old)
We call it being elegantly understated. Have you ever walked into a house that looked fairly basic from the street and then you go inside and it’s spectacular ... Being a BIG talker gets you no where.
10 ways to stand apart
ways toStand Apartin your career(+ job search)Peter Reek@smartsavvysmartsavvy.com smartsavvy.me604.639.5430
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the8 colour boxes, but what you’re really looking forare the 64 colour boxes with the sharpenerson the back”.~ John Mayer
"The ‘it’ factor is one of those nebulous, undefinedand subjective attributes one either has or doesn’thave. It falls into the category of you-know-it-when-you-see-it."~ Simon Cowell
“Nothing will bring an organization to it’s kneesfaster than an unbridled ego. ”~ Unknown
“A great character hangs from the solid frameworkof a balanced ego – all the positive “self” qualities:self-aware, self-motivated, self-restrained, self-confident...and a desire/willingness to self-correct...
On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self-centred, self-serving,self-righteous, selfish, and sometimes self-conscious....often compounded by a lack ofperception and an unwillingness to self-correct.
On the other hand, an imbalanced ego creates aframework with potential weaknesses – all thenegative “self” qualities: self-centred, self-serving,self-righteous, selfish, and sometimes self-conscious....often compounded by a lack ofperception and an unwillingness to self-correct.~ Peter Reek
"The difference between great people and othersis that great people create their lives actively,while others are created by their lives, passivelywaiting to see where life takes them next.“~ Michael Gerber
“I always do more than I say. I always producemore than I promise”.~ Richard Nixon
Stand Apart in your Job Search1. Demonstrate intentionality.2. Get comfortable talking about yourself.3. Quantify contributions (wherever possible)4. Balance: Confidence + Enthusiasm5. Attach yourself to the job. (Research)6. Demo high EQ (All the positive selfs)7. Ask smart questions.8. Bullets or bust!9. Follow-up (and do so creatively/memorably)