As you work to raise your visibility in your organization and industry, certain activities and behaviors are more productive and will accelerate your efforts. These “accelerators” are like putting rocket fuel in a Honda Civic. When you “step on the gas,” you will enhance your presence and reputation faster than ever before. And these activities and behaviors can be easily integrated into your already busy workday.
Which of the following visibility accelerators needs the most attention on your end?
Introduce yourself – the degree in which you introduce yourself to new colleagues and make a great first impression.
Be accessible – The degree in which colleagues can reach you and benefit from the interaction.
Be responsive – The degree in which you get back to your colleagues and foster progress.
Interact with others – The degree in which you engage one-to-one with colleagues in your organization and industry.
Participate with a purpose – The degree in which you engage in one-to-many activities with colleagues in your organization and industry.
Engage with industry associations – The degree in which you interact and participate with colleagues outside of your organization.
Manage your reputation – How your colleagues think or speak about you when you are not present.