Use PVI to Propel Yourself Up the Corporate Ladder

By February 21, 2012May 30th, 2020Career Advancement

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”

~ Dale Carnegie

Have you been passed up for promotions despite your hard work, knowledge, and experience? Do you feel like others keep climbing ahead of you on the corporate ladder? Why does this happen? Why do some employees quickly move ahead, while other good employees seem to be stuck where they’re at? The answer–they didn’t use perception, visibility and influence (PVI) to their advantage.

In my article entitled “Getting Ahead: Have More Influence” in the January 2012 issue of Personal Excellence, I provide three easy steps to using PVI to propel your professional career forward. Each step focuses on one of the three components of PVI. By the end of the article, you’ll have actionable steps you can begin to take to further your career.


  • Step 1 centers on perception and discusses how you can control how others perceive you. A positive perception will result in increased opportunities for you.


  • Step 2 discusses increasing your visibility and how to demonstrate leadership. By increasing your visibility, you will show others how valuable you are to the organization.


  • Finally, step 3 instructs you on how to exert your influence up, down, and across the organizational chart. When you have influence within your company, others will willingly follow you. By following these three steps, you’ll find yourself leap-frogging over your peers to the top of the corporate ladder.

To learn how to use the PVI formula to get ahead in your career, read my new book, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

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