(Article by Michael Mink – Investor’s Business Daily referencing BeBraveAtWork.com)
Nervous about asking your boss for more responsibility? Jittery about expressing what might bring more satisfaction in your job? Don’t be. It’s time to be brave at work.
It’s human nature to feel anxiety in work situations. But it’s also liberating to practice bravery.
Choosing to be brave at work isn’t just about being true to yourself. “It determines our legacy and our regrets,” said Jim Detert, a University of Virginia Business Administration professor who wrote “Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work.”
Becoming brave at work is just one way to take action in your life and career. How to pull it off?
Lay The Groundwork To Be Brave At Work
Before asking your supervisors for more authority at work, show you’re in command of what you do now. Make yourself as credible as possible before challenging the status quo or those with more power, Detert says.
Strive to show you are honest, compassionate, emotionally under control, fair and that you’re highly competent, he adds. “This helps you accumulate chips to cash in when you take risks.”