Get Noticed At Work By Doing One Thing Special
Your coworkers are smarter and harder working than you. Those who aren’t, sometimes go Machiavelli – backstabbing, sabotaging, swindling and kissing up.
About “Competitive Advantage”
Here’s the straight goods. Find something you do, know, or could learn, that gets you fed first.
Two possible paths. One is being unique. If no one else has what you’ve got, maybe you’ll stick out. Otherwise, you’ll to have more of it, or be better, than the knife-sharpening mob behind you.
Does Being A Bowling Champ Qualify?
You’re a maestro at playing the flute. Cool. Except you don’t work in an orchestra, so no one gives a flying fruck.
For something to give you an edge, it has to make the mucky-mucks do handstands. That could include almost anything. Being from a different culture or country. Offering to lock up and open the store. But unless a specialty is gold to your employer, it means nada.
Value’s In The Eye Of The Beholder
No need to be best overall. Honing stuff that makes you unique and compelling is enough for an advantage. Harder part’s matching what bosses give two hoots about. Because what they value can boggle minds.
Do What Everyone Else Either Hates Or Sucks At
Differentiate Or Deteriorate
Looking for a lifeline to keep your job longer? Maybe get a raise and promotion or two?
Seek out areas critical to management where gaps currently exist. Grungy and unpopular are best. Claim one of those spaces like yours before someone else does. Go get real good at it. Read, take courses, practice after hours. Then brag about it to bosses.