How to get promoted
Hi, I'm Martial Arts Master Bill FitzPatrick
You are a person of action
You are ambitious
You are ready, willing and able to do more
to have more
You are an Action Principles Champion
Do you have your Action Principles book
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You aren't some grey little person hiding in the corner
You seek the challenges of advancement
Think about taking these steps to your next promotion
1. Identify the opportunity.
You can't hope to get a promotion where none exists.
Are there regular promotional opportunities?
Or, do you have to wait around for someone retire or die?
Make sure that the potential opportunity fits your career timeframe.
If no one has been promoted in the last FIVE years,
That tells you something
2. Make sure you are in contention.
If there are ten new managers named every month that's great
but, not so great,
if there are hundreds of qualified applicants for each promotion.
What will distinguish you from the crowd?
3. Be realistic.
Who are the people with the power
who will decide on the promotion?
Will it be a board of numbers crunchers
or an "old boy college fraternity"
or are you the lucky one
with the manager making the decision being YOUR close friend or mentor?
Will bosses take the easy route and simply choose the person with the most seniority?
Take a close look at the process and assess if you have a reasonable chance for selection?
Understand the fairness or unfairness of the selection process.
Will the selection be entirely MERIT based
or might - JUST MIGHT - your competitor be
an unstated quota
or a cute secretary
or the boss's nephew?
4. Commit to whatever it takes
Are you willing to campaign for the promotion?
Are you willing to do what it takes to get noticed?
Be sure that decision makers know your ambitions.
That you REALLY want the promotion
You are ambitious
This is a GOOD thing
To move up to the next level,
are you willing to relocate
or change departments
or EVEN change companies?
5. Be indespensible.
Make the boss look good.
Yes, that's right,
Are you willing to KISS ass
Are you hard worker ready to
Volunteer to do TOUGH jobs and work odd hours.
Make creative problem solving suggestions.
You are an Action Principles(R) Champion.
You aren't going to be satisfied with the status quo.
If you want it,
if you're qualified,
if it's a fair competition,
then commit to do what it takes to succeed.
Or you might decide to stack the odds for career success
in your favor by
Starting your own business
Becoming a commissioned salesperson
Or becoming a professional investor.