Raise Your Visibility & Value: What Is a Valuable Employee?

When I assert that you must achieve more than just doing your job well, I am not suggesting that doing your job well is not important. Conversely, in today’s excruciating work environments, good performance is expected. Your organization is finding less time and spending less money to train you to be a good performer. In her recent Wall Street Journal article, Herminia Ibarra of INSEAD continued to reflect that “Businesses are putting managers in a tough spot: They’re forcing bosses to take on many new responsibilities – but they’re not training them to get those jobs done.”
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Visibility Accelerator #1 – Introduce Yourself

Our first visibility accelerator is “Introduce Yourself.” Learn the importance of introducing yourself effectively and making a good impression.

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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Value is the New Corporate Currency!

The head-spinning advances in technology, endless bottom-line financial pressures, and growing networks of global economies described earlier demand a need for superior performance and sustainable efficiencies. Organizations aspire to motivate their employees to be better, more productive, and more engaged.  Leaders seek ways to create a common language behind which organizational goals and activities can align. What can replace the void that is being created by the slow demise of performance management systems?
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Value and Satisfactory Margin

In the Raise Your Visibility & Value model, “Value is when the outcome of a situation exceeds the cost incurred by a satisfactory margin.”

In our last two posts, we addressed the meaning of the terms “outcome of a situation” and “cost.” Today, we’ll discuss “satisfactory margin.”
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: What Is “Value”?

In order to have a conversation regarding raising your value in your organization, we need to have a common definition of value from which to work. In the Raise Your Visibility & Value model:

Value is when the outcome of a situation exceeds the cost incurred by a satisfactory margin.

While most of the words and phrases in this definition are self-explanatory, “outcome of a situation,” “cost,” and “satisfactory margin” require additional explanation.

First let’s address “outcome of a situation.”
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Ed Evarts On the Schmooze with Robbie Samuels

On the Schmooze is a podcast that features interviews with talented professionals from different fields. Listen for insights that will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: What You Will Experience When You Are in Job Transition

As the host of a weekly meeting of business professionals who are in transition, all of them will experience many of the same things during their time in transition. I would love to tell them the following things they are guaranteed to experience.
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Raise Your Visibility & Value: Raising Your Value in Your Organization

In the Raise Your Visibility and Value model, raising your value is defined as follows:

You raise your value with activities that connect individual contributions with business performance.

Similar to most of your colleagues, you spend little time raising your value. You are more likely trapped at your desk working hard to be a good performer and deliver what is expected of you as defined by your boss or your job description. Your boss’s environment does not allow her to focus value creation and most job descriptions do not identify ways that your role can create value for your organization.
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