Global business is conducted in English. If you can’t sell yourself, your company and your products in English, you’re NOT playing at a global level.
Understand which rung on the corporate ladder will make you happiest and aim for that one, not just the one with the biggest office.
Time spent on tasks that could be delegated is a net loss to you and your employer. Look for ways to staff out, automate or optimize the rest.
Every offer to speak externally is an opportunity to invest in your network, brand, confidence, and in your skills. Respond accordingly.
Be clear and concise. Time and attention are the two most precious commodities in business. Communicate like every extra word costs money, because it does.
Building professional relationships you can count on takes time and effort. Would you really want to help someone you barely know? Its reciprocal. Always!
Even if you work yourself to the bone and do everything right, you can still get fired. It hurts but it’s a bullet dodged. You can’t avoid it, so just be yourself and do the right thing!
What do the people who matter, inside and outside your company, think when they hear your name? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it ‘who?’ Your personal brand is critical. Build it.
The effort you put into your appearance is a sign of respect for colleagues and clients, and a big part of your first impression. Dress like you care.
Put it in writing typing. Do it immediately. Do it every time. Build the habit. Meeting over? Send a summary to all participants. This way you will protect your career.
Presentations are how you pitch the big idea, brag about triumphs and explain setbacks. It is almost the only time your superiors are listening to you, and you alone.