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April 24, 2013

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Kent

Amen. You have to prove that you can deliver before you get caught up in the "what's in it for me game". Taking that approach too early indicates that you will only do something if their is money involved and, to progress in an organization, you have to demonstrate that your motivation is to do the "right" thing. The reward, in some way, should follow if you consistently deliver. If you don't then it's time for another conversation...and another post by KD!

But...do this too soon, grasshopper, and you will have problems.

Rwebb_apqc

Kris, I've found that leaders don't go to just anyone. They go to people with reputation, and you don't get reputation by doing OK work. You get reputation by being the guy/gal that gets $hit done and done right. People want to work with you, leaders see that, and they come to get some of that.

To really seal the deal, take a chance. Give them something they didn't ask for, but you know they'll want. Answer the question that ask you to answer, then answer the next one they didn't think to ask. Hint: you REALLY have to care and understand what they want to be able to do this. A lot of fluffy slides with animations isn't "wow", real information, solutions, and getting $hit done right is what they are looking for. If you can't do that, you better start shaking.

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