Ways To Position Yourself To Move Into Leadership
Many professionals who have been entrenched in their function for a long period tend to reach a stage in which they start to get to comfortable in the position that they currently are in. Many of them tend to not realize the common career blind spots which usually end up costing them more exciting opportunities. All that said there are several ways in which you can be able to avoid underselling yourself in an event that you are considering a move into leadership and below I have listed some of them.
Emphasize your contributions
Start by ensuring that you have emphasized your contributions. This you can be able to do by ensuring that showcase your leadership track record. Even if you haven’t necessarily held a management title before, just check in your past life experience, the project in which you were the leader or even those two people that you supervised or if you once the go-to guy for people who had issues in a particular area, make sure that you focus on them.
Repackage yourself as a unique subject matter expert
In addition to emphasizing your contribution, ensure that you repackage yourself as a unique subject matter expert. That said do ensure that you have taken into consideration all inefficient processes which usually result into time-consuming activities and re-engineer them so as to see to it that they have been dealt with. In addition to all this, never underestimate your experience, whether wide-across or even deep dive always ensure that your full knowledge base is not swept under the rug.