You requested meetings with people you think can help your career, but did not explain why you want to meet? You asked questions that can be found out in a simple online search? Or could it be that you are seeking free advice at the expense of their time? This is how you can avoid the “no” when trying to network.
To create a shared story in the new world of work, it’s important to understand that the organizational experience is achieved at both the macro and micro levels, including everyday experiences. Although we cannot design every employee moment to our specifications, we can take actions to better shape them.
Both trust and work relationships take time to develop. Remote work impacts the way we communicate and makes it difficult to be seen. To cope with this challenge, we need to be especially professional, familiarize ourselves with cultural differences, and be – all while sharing the credit.
Over the next decade we will all be partners in creating and using new worlds, combining reality with what isn’t. It may not be very different from the stories told around a campfire, on walls, in books and in pictures and movies, but the way the boundaries will be blurred is not like anything we have ever known.
Welcome to the era of the curious leader, an era in which success is less related to the knowledge of the answers than to the ability to wonder out loud and the permission to ask questions. Curiosity encourages leaders to seek new ideas and approach problems in new ways to keep pace with change and lead organizations transforming into the new worlds. And when you ask the CEOs what are the most important traits for people in today’s organization, most of those cited are related to curiosity.
We all experiences hardship and frustration at work or in our careers at some point. It’s not a matter of whether, only of when. I don’t know if it’s optimism, I prefer to think of it as unwillingness to become the victim, to wait and do nothing, complain and hope something will happen, someone else will solve the problem. And so I remembered all the stories which reached me this year about people who were looking for a job and discovered opportunities. Today’s column is dedicated to them. To those who did not like the process and did what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else, they turned a problem into an opportunity. That small but significant twist in the plot, from complaining about what doesn’t work to doing something about it. And that something turned into an interesting startup.
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