Admit to yourself that you have weaknesses and if they hold you back, go and fix them. Don’t try to turn them into strengths, but get the basic competence, so the weakness doesn’t drag you down.
Don’t get caught in some of the most frequent pitfalls like doing things the way you have always done, not listening, trying to take action too quickly without understanding the environment, learning the wrong things, setting unrealistic expectations, or trying to do too many things in parallel. A thoughtful, well-planned approach will pay dividends.
Don’t underestimate the importance of proper onboarding and integration. It is very attractive and often expected to dive right in and start quickly producing results, but it will make you less effective and haunt you down the road.
There is no universal recipe for becoming a leader. Focus on a couple of your strengths that are making you special in some way. Make yourself unique and worth following.
Onboarding remotely is a challenge. Take ownership of the process. Working from home in a hybrid environment can be great, but you need to do it right, so it doesn’t impact your career and well-being.
A job change can hurt your well-being. Entering a new job is a significant drain on one’s internal resources. These resources, like focus and energy, are then missed elsewhere.
Starting a new job often brings a mix of excitement and anxiety. Take a proactive approach and prepare well, clarify expectations with your boss, understand how success will look like, learn fast and methodically, build relationships and alliances, build trust and credibility by going for early wins, keep calm and composed, help others through the change, and have a risk mitigation plan.
Exceptional performance is highly individualized. Combining the right people into a team, so each of them uses their strengths leads to high-performing teams. The Truth About Competency Models Revealed.
Not asking for help often leads to not offering it either. You are too busy with your stuff to be bothered to help others. You don’t build relationships, you get disconnected from others, unable to get things done effectively, and no one cares about you and your success. When you ask for help, others will get invested in your success.
Highly valued accomplishments shape your identity, make you proud, give meaning to your life, and therefore you should do more of them. They have common aspects that will point to your core values. Values that are important to you.