Are You Promoting Yourself "The Evans Way?"
At Evans, we believe in the power of people, and this is true even when promoting yourself. If you want to promote yourself to others, we propose that you have to focus on the "others" part of the equation. Be the person you would want to follow or support. We've developed this short self-assessment to help you understand how you're doing. Are you promoting yourself "The Evans Way"? Answer as honestly as possible to get the most helpful results!
When I work...
I work with others in mind. If I'm not trying to set others up for success with the work that I do, then I'm not doing enough.
I do my best to do more than what's expected of me. Doing good work and more is the number one way I can make myself look good to others.
it's just a job to me. I focus purely on the tasks, because that's what I'm paid to do.
I do just enough work that people are happy with the results, but they are still dependent on me. That way, I'm never out of a job.
If someone shows interest in learning what I do...
I answer all of their questions and maybe show them how to do a couple things.
I tell them that I'm too busy to show them the ropes.
I take the time to teach them, whether that's taking a couple hours, or being available to walk them through something when they ask for help.
I tell them where they can find some good resources to learn.
I believe the key to becoming an expert...
is to learn purely from hands-on experience. Just keep doing, and you'll become an expert.
is to make sure continued learning is always happening. I understand that techniques and information are always developing, and as an expert, it's my job to stay on top of developing myself in tandem with the developments in my expertise.
is to read, read, read! Being an expert is mostly about informational knowledge. Hands-on experience is second.
to have the knowledge and the tactical experience. Information is useless if you can't also apply it.
Credibility is developed by...
learning, doing, and teaching. If you keep learning, prove you know by doing, and then are able to teach others, people will undoubtedly see you as a credible leader.
proving you know what you're talking about by doing it well. Show others you're worth investing in.
being able to talk the talk.
faking it until you make it.
Promote yourself by being confident. That means...
being 100% sure of your abilities and proving you're the best.
being sure of the skills you've developed while remaining open to learning from others.
taking any chance you can to prove to others you know your stuff.
take all the credit you can, and when it's not given to you, making sure you get it anyways.
giving all the credit to others.
accepting credit when you deserve it.
taking the credit even when you're not sure you deserve it.
giving credit where credit is due, including yourself and others who were a part of the success.
My opinion on feedback is:
It's an essential part of being a leader. Showing you're open to being vulnerable makes you human, and asking for feedback brings others into your journey for continuous improvement.
I avoid it at all costs. Feedback is hardly ever given with the intent to make you better, so I avoid the negativity.
Feedback is a love-hate relationship. I understand its importance, but I dislike getting it because it feels like nothing is ever good enough.
I'm open to feedback but rarely ask for it. If people want to give me feedback, it's up to them to make it happen.
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