When you are an aspirational professional or leader you want to do work that matters to the company goals, but it can be unclear what is expected from you.
We move to from the detail as a ‘doer’ with a very prescriptive role where your outputs are clear. Into space where you need to think bigger, more strategic and have the full picture in mind.
This can be both the exciting challenge you are ready for and the fear-inducing factor that leads up to 40% of leaders fail in the first 18months.
What should I be working on for maximum contribution?
In this episode, I want to give you clarity on how you define ‘What should I be working on?’
Why working on the most important things matters?
So that you know where to focus your energies, which as we all know can be easily overwhelmed by urgent busy work. The noise that comes at us from all angles, the stakeholders, the team, the systems and more.
Asking these questions will ensure you reduce the ‘busy’ work that not really having an impact.
Stop wondering why you are not getting the recognition your hard work deserves.
Becoming stressed yet unfulfilled by not doing the amazing projects that matter and give your work purpose.
How do you find out what projects really make a difference?
In this episode, I talk about the questions you need to ask.
The Top 2 to figuring out How you figure out what to work on.
1. What are the business goals over the next 1-5 years?
2. What can I do / my team do to support you (the business leader)?
Then collate, do your homework
Ask who you can learn more about these areas from.
Review your planned work and pipeline frequently with these leaders for a steer.
And finally, use this as a platform to learn about other initiatives across the business and get yourself at the table! Suggest there are meetings or projects you should be involved in.
I hope that you gain clarity and take action in your role to get this clarity for your career advancement and fulfillment.
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