The new workplace environment is increasingly sophisticated, economically uncertain, and focused on personal accountability for performance results. There is a strong correlation between exceptional performance and behaviors that are considered created on a project-basis and that dissolve just as quickly, and succeed by agility of thought, problem solving, and turnkey skills application.
Star players are those who are able to convey a sense of strength and control. The key to their career and personal success lies in maintaining critical professional competencies and conveying a robust professional presence. In the words of EDSI CEO, Suzanne Updegraff,
“Professional presence includes a pride in your work and a desire to do things right, regardless of the type of business you are in or which job function you perform. It has absolutely nothing to do with how many degrees you have or what your corporate title is. Inherent in professionalism is a sincere desire to help clients (both internal and external) achieve their goals and missions while you are achieving your own. Real professionals have an attitude of service and quality.”
Ask the tough questions below to assess your own personal presence.
- What do I do that adds to every team or work environment I enter? What is my meaningful contribution? Your answer here is your brand promise.
- Does my brand promise directly relate to my career direction?
- Do others see the same professional presence that I amtrying to convey?
- Are there gaps in my intended professional presenceand others’ perceptions of it?
- What can I do to close those gaps?
People with the most impact on their workplace and their own careers are those who intentionally close the gap between their intended and actual professional presence. Every day, we help our clients and colleagues achieve their highest levels of professional presence and personal effectiveness. That includes everyone on the ladder, from company presidents to project managers, to staff members. Contact us us to find out how we can help you impact your own productivity and the productivity of your entire organization. Call firstname.lastname@example.org | 800-282-3374