“The most talented successful people in the workplace consistently “frame” their goals, work and outcomes via varied communication strategies.”
-Kris Dunn, aka “KD”
What is framing? It's not being a victim. It's being proactive. It's getting your story out there as a professional, "framing" the dialog about who you are, what you're working on and most importantly to you - how you're doing.
It's using of a variety of communication techniques to ensure all know what you are working on - including face to face, email, reporting and more.
--Communicating what your goals are for a specific period.
--Communicating your challenges and progress.
--Communicating your wins and finished work product.
--Communicating your opinions and takes on what's going on around you in your area of subject matter expertise.
How's not bothering people with your goals, progress and outcomes going? Not great, right?
You should frame more. Don't let others build the narrative about who you are or how you are doing - take responsibility for the story.
Framing is necessary for your career. Framing, for lack of a better word, is good.
Framing works. Do it - stop being shy.