Want to Get Promoted? Here’s How in 7 Easy Steps

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Brian Penny, a self-proclaimed whistleblower from Bank of America (someone Leigh and I admire!), details “7 Steps to Land that Big Promotion.” Since many of you may have made a New Year’s Resolution to work hard and get promoted, I thought this was an apropos article to share at this time of the year. (Did you make work resolutions? I did!) This is just a quick summary… to read Mr. Penny’s full article, click here.

“In the real world, you can work as hard as you want, but you’ll never get ahead unless you start showing initiative… If you want that big promotion at work, here are some of the things management looks for.

1. Smile Like You Mean It 

2. Learn From Your Mistakes 

3. Volunteer Contributions to Projects 

4. Take Risks 

5. Welcome Feedback and Criticism 

6. Train Your Peers 

7. Manage Your Expectations”

Do you have any great tips or strategies to add to this list? Tell us your story!