Why the harder you work, the less you will be promoted?

A person’s true success does not come from exercising the power of one’s position

Hello everyone, I’m Sister Mu Mu. 

Since starting a business and doing online education, I have contacted a lot of students, telling me the difficulties and troubles on the way to growth. 

For example, many people work very hard and earnestly, but they still stay at the grassroots level and are not promoted or reused. 

They found me confused, not knowing where the problem was. After a simple exchange, I found that the common problem of this kind of small partners is that their business capabilities are not bad, but they have neglected to expand their influence in the organization. 

For ordinary employees, by enhancing and expanding their influence in their organization, they not only make the work smoothly carried out, but also achieve a multiplier effect, establish their own brand awareness, and obtain more opportunities for exposure and development.

Today, I will share with you three tips to increase personal influence, hoping to inspire and help you. 

01 Avoiding when you  see the leader is a taboo!

In the workplace, many people saw the leadership came across, they pretend not to know or turned away, even hope itself into the air, so that the leaders can not see. 

This kind of escape is nothing short of “shielding ears”. 

Because if the leader knows you, he will see the moment you “run away,” and his impression of you will be greatly reduced; if the leader doesn’t know you, what’s the point of your escape? 

Some of the reasons behind it are out of fear; some are not wanting to be close; some are out of inferiority; some are not doing a good job, for fear of embarrassment when the leader asks. 

Then entering the workplace, and I think the big boss high above, and they were not the same, then the title company so many people, and even if you greet him, they can not remember who you are. 

actually not. 

Regardless of the reason, if you want to stand out in the unit, your work performance is recognized and seen, you must learn to strengthen your influence, so that your boss will remember you to appreciate you. 

Only in this way can we get more exposure and promotion opportunities, so we must change the way of thinking and take the initiative to greet the leader. 

Avoiding leadership is actually a question of mentality. Once you change your mentality from passive to proactive, you will motivate yourself to do better at your job. 

In this way, when meeting the leader, you will no longer have a guilty conscience, you will be more motivated and confident to greet you, and even find the right time to briefly display your performance. 

One of the most important skills of upward management is to learn to influence a boss higher than you, let him know you, understand you, know you, and recognize you.

To build influence, start by not hiding from the boss. 

Why the harder you work, the less you will be promoted?

02Before the  meeting, get the “thorn head”

When you convene an inter-departmental meeting, the purpose is to approve a proposal or plan of yours, but the result is that everyone’s opinions are different. You can’t agree, you are picky about your proposal and faulty, making you embarrassed and embarrassed in front of the leader. 

I myself have had such a tragic meeting experience, which once caused me to collapse. 

I had made sufficient preparations and looked forward to receiving praise and recognition from everyone at the meeting . I also wanted to take the opportunity to show the leadership in front of the leaders. Whoever thought things went contrary to what he wanted, and the meeting ended up unhappy and did not achieve the expected results at all. 

Later, in constant lessons and explorations, I discovered that to increase my influence, I had to adopt the strategy of “annihilating separately, destroying each one, and getting the second one” before the meeting. 

Specifically, it is to conduct informal communication with the relevant departments to participate in the meeting before the meeting, introduce the background, content and ideas of your proposal, and listen to the other party’s thoughts and opinions. 

Your proposal must not be 100% perfect at first, and it may also have shortcomings. For example, it may ignore the other party’s point of view. If the other party can put forward ideas to help you improve the plan, wouldn’t it be great. 

If you have different ideas, you can also directly ask the other party where the real problem is, find the points of interest of both parties, and then improve the plan. 

Even if you encounter difficult problems that you cannot compromise, you can report to the leader in time, and you can jointly consider countermeasures and solutions to remove obstacles in advance. 

After this wave of operations, when the formal meeting is in progress, everyone will rarely challenge or criticize your plan again. No surprises, everything will go smoothly, under your control. 

It’s okay if some opinions come out temporarily, and it doesn’t hurt to leave some time to fully discuss this part. After all, most of the problems have been resolved at this time. 

Some people think that communicating in advance will waste time. In fact, “sharpening the knife and not cutting wood by mistake”. 

The more important the meeting, the more it needs to be warmed up in advance, because no one likes “accidents” and “scares”, and even less like being forced to accept a certain decision at the last minute. 

Communicating in advance can release the negative and resisting emotions that may occur to everyone in advance, which is conducive to the smooth start and conduct of formal meetings. 

In this process, your carefulness and strategizing will be recognized by everyone, and your plan will also be supported and supported. This is the ultimate goal you want to achieve by using and exerting influence in this process.

Why the harder you work, the less you will be promoted?

03  Take the initiative to undertake cross-departmental projects

I once arranged for Molly of the department to take charge of a multi-departmental project. She didn’t understand it at first. She felt that this was an extra job arranged for her. She was also worried that she would have the lowest position. She was very entangled in fear that others would not cooperate. 

I understand her difficulties, so I will help her make a project plan, assign tasks, and convene meetings at the beginning. 

Gradually, Molly learned the basic skills and began to take the initiative to strengthen daily contact and informal communication with colleagues in other departments, such as eating or drinking tea together . 

Later, I let her authorize her to complete the project independently. If she encounters difficulties, she will also find me for help in time. In this way, after two years of training, Molly has successfully cultivated from a novice in the workplace to a capable cadre who now stands alone . 

I often encourage my colleagues to participate more in cross-departmental projects and take the initiative to assume the role of coordinator or project manager. I will also strive for such opportunities for them. 

Because I know that through this kind of exercise, a person’s growth rate is immeasurable. 

To be honest, acting as a cross-departmental project coordinator must be harder than being an ordinary team member. He needs to plan, coordinate and talk about too many things, and he must continue to follow up and remind the team members of their work progress. 

What’s terrible is that these team members are not in the same department as you, and they don’t report to you. They have many other tasks on their hands. Your project is probably not on the priority list. 

The most important test for you at this time is efficient communication and coordination skills, strong project management skills and execution. 

But if you can earnestly learn and master these skills, accumulate experience, and improve your abilities in the process of the project, then what you have learned will not be the same as doing your own work and the work within a department. 

Therefore, once you encounter this kind of cross-departmental project opportunity, remember to seize it hard and take the initiative to assume the role of the coordinator. 

In this way, you can deepen your understanding of the company’s business, get to know more people, increase your exposure, expand your influence in the organization, and have more chances to get more attention from superiors and lay the foundation for your future development.

Written at the end: 

Kenneth Blanchard, author of the best-selling book “One Minute Manager”, famously said: 

Today, the key to successful leadership is influence, not power. (The key to successful leadership today is influence,not authority) 

Influence is an invisible hand. It has the power like spring breeze and rain , which invisibly tests a person’s courage, self-confidence, wisdom and ability. 

A person’s true success does not come from exercising the power in his position, but being able to use influence flexibly and intelligently, unknowingly promote the smooth and efficient development of projects and work, and at the same time gain the respect and recognition of others .

If we can never evade leaders, hold inter-departmental meetings more efficiently, and take the initiative to undertake inter-departmental projects, our influence will continue to expand, and we will not be far away from promotion and salary increase. 

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