Humans talk; work does not! Make humans know what you are doing.
The biggest illusion is thinking that your “work” will speak for you. Work does not talk; only humans do!
Do great things, and find ways to make sure people know you did them. Until humans, not work, begin to speak for you, that promotion may not come
.Be a great team player, but make sure you make it easier for humans to help you!
Comment: Prof, you have just highlighted a fundamental factor of life. I am reminded of the Biblical Joseph who instinctively asked the cup bearer to speak to Pharaoh on his behalf. Joseph had all the nation transforming skills , but was languishing in jail for an offence he didn’t even commit, until the cup bearer who had experienced his sterling interpretation skills spoke about his work. The rest is history.
“Work does not talk” is a bitter truth for introverted professionals who believe their work should speak for them and have to wait unfairly on the cue for longer than normal .
While your work does actually have a voice, your environment determines if it will ever be heard. If you find yourself in an big organisation with team leads, supervisors, managers, senior managers, general managers, executive directors etc. With every layer of leadership there is, the sound of your work no matter how good reduces and needs the catalyst of others to keep it alive.
Thanks for stimulating these thoughts in this year of taking #Territories.---
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