“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
~ Warren Buffett
What do your boss and co-workers think of you? How you are perceived in the workplace by your boss and colleagues makes a huge difference if you want to get ahead in your organization. If they perceive you in a positive light you’ll advance quickly, but a negative image could be a major drawback for your career or the promotion you’ve been striving for.
I recently wrote a blog post for Dan McCarthy, Director of Executive Development Programs at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. I wrote about the importance of managing the way you are perceived in your company and drafted out a 10-step perception transformation plan to help you get started toward building your positive image. Click here to read all ten steps now: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2011/10/transforming-perceptions-10-steps-to.html
Print out the entire post and tape it above your work station as a reminder. If you implement and act upon one key point a week, by the time you’re done you’re sure to see major improvement in the way you are perceived at work.
If you like the perception transformation plan, be sure to get a copy of my latest book, Getting Ahead, to learn how to combine the power of perception with increased visibility and influence and propel your career to a whole new level.