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No employee wants to be stuck in a cubicle all day or in a position that is not fulfilling. However, not everyone is capable of doing anything more than answering the phones or sweeping the floor. What can you do to show your boss that you are capable of moving up within the company and becoming the leader that you picture yourself to be?
Always Look for Ways to Improve Things
You should always be on the lookout for ways that your company can do things better. Whether you have an idea that could increase sales by 1 percent each quarter or think of a way to make employees happier at work, you should bring those ideas to your manager. If you come up with one or two good ideas, you will develop a reputation as an innovator who needs to be given more authority within the company.
Be an Ambassador for the Brand
Make sure that you are representing the brand whenever you talk to a client or go to a conference or trade show. If you show that you believe in what your company believes in, you will be seen as someone who should be groomed for leadership in the future. Those who don’t show loyalty to the brand could leave for other opportunities at any time. That could result in a business wasting thousands of dollars on someone who will take their expertise elsewhere. Therefore, you won’t be considered for a leadership role unless you prove that you will stick around for the long haul.
Don’t Do Anything That Would Embarrass the Company
You should keep your personal views on things to yourself if they do not align with the values of the company. Although you don’t have to have the same political or religious views that your boss does, you shouldn’t speak out against those views in a public setting.
Doing so could cause the company to be seen in a negative light for no good reason. Even if you strongly believe the opposite of what your employer believes, you need to stay quiet or be as diplomatic as possible. If you feel the need to speak out, you should find an employer that shares your views instead of causing problems for your current employer.
Always Show an Enthusiasm for Education
It is important to learn as much as possible regardless of where you are in your career path. Do your best to go to school, take courses offered by your employer or find a mentor who can teach you everything that you need to learn to move up as fast as possible. When you can show that you are willing to learn new things, your boss has an incentive to further develop you.
If you want to be successful like Bobby Kotick and others in the business world, you should consider all the ways that you can make yourself stand out. By learning as much as possible, being an ambassador for the brand and looking for ways to do things better, you will be seen as a leader at work.