I get a lot of emails that read like this:
I was wondering if you have any advice for me. . .
At work, I feel like I have more to offer, but my skills are under-used. In some ways, it seems like I’m “invisible”. You know, I have these really great ideas, but no one seems to listen to me. I’m kind of in my own little cocoon, in my own isolated department. I know that “networking” is a good career-building strategy, but frankly, I don’t really take the time to do it, because I don’t like to toot my own horn.
I’d like to reach out and build some connections, but I don’t know where to start. Plus, I’m a little shy. What should I do?
Do you know someone who can relate to this? Maybe it’s you?
I’ve created a resource for people who want to “get out of their shell” and start to make a more noticeable difference at work. It’s my free e-book Influence: Your Secret Weapon for Career Success.
Highlights from the booklet:
- Identify the #1 trait that you need to be influential (and it’s not what you think!)
- Provide a template that helps you create 52 high-leverage interactions that will power-boost your connections. And, it can be done in less than 5 minutes a week.
- Help you make the most of your assignment to a cross-functional team.
- Show you how to invest one hour a month in business relationship-building and reap amazing influence results that extend well beyond that one hour.
- Help you overcome shyness with two no-fail conversation starters.
- Show you how, by modifying just one small action, you can meet 22 new people—all who have the potential to amplify your influence.
You can download it here.
We all want to think that our contributions matter – and they do! But to be truly influential, you’ll need to go beyond your technical abilities (your competence) and even your social abilities (your trustworthiness) and kick it up a notch by creating powerful connections with others in your company, your industry and beyond. This e-book is divided into four easy-to-digest modules that will help you craft a simple plan for getting started.
Have a friend who might benefit? Feel free to send him or her this link. I want to help as many people possible gain the skill and confidence to do something that is vital to their career success.
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