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It’s not a fancy degree from an elite university or an above average IQ that matters when it comes to corporate success. It’s your passion, ability to learn and drive to get ahead that will count.

If you have reached an impasse in your career, these tips can prove to be very useful in your career journey. Read on:

Take Initiative

People from the top management easily spot employees who have problem solving abilities. These are the employees who are more likely to make it to the top.

Ask questions. Volunteer for a difficult project. No matter how you perform, it is the intent that matters.

Be Creative

Surely, there are more than one ways to do your job. You can either do it in an ordinary fashion or you can give it your full heart and do something amazing.

Innovation gets noticed. It not only keeps you in a positive frame of mind, but also helps you make a good impression in the eyes of your supervisor.

Find a Mentor

As you navigate the corporate world, you will need a guide. Whether it is your supervisor or somebody from another department, find somebody who really knows the tricks of the trade. It should be a person you can always turn to for advice. Talking with your mentor will keep you focused and on the right track.

Show Responsibility

For a manager, there’s nothing better than an employee who takes full responsibility. A responsible employee is the go-to source for the manager when the going is tough.

Your ability to take responsibility will ensure that the top management will consider you when a higher position is vacant.

Do Not Take the Limelight Alone

In your quest to compete and do better than others, you might be tempted to snatch the entire spotlight. However, that might not be a good approach. Share credit with people who have helped you. Remember, humility is a virtue when pursuing growth in a corporate environment.

Go the Extra Mile

Nobody said climbing the corporate ladder would be fun. Sometimes, your job might require you to do things you might not want to. However, your willingness to do the dirty work will significantly improve your chances of success. It will not only differentiate you from your peers, but will also get you noticed by your boss.

Scotts Burrows, a corporate inspirational speaker, has spoken for many corporate giants including Canon, Prudential, Raymond James and more. Over the years, he has become one of the most popular business keynote inspirational speakers on leadership. Read his testimonials.

Posted in Success by Searchberg on May 11, 2017.

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