The message here is simple: Your colleagues know you can do the work. They want to know what you’re like to work with.
Once you get the job your resume and lengthy lists of accomplishments don’t mean a whole lot to the people you’re working with.
Take time to build relationships.
When colleagues get to know who you are, they’re more likely to buy in to what you can do as a leader.
There’s an entire chapter in The Influential Conversationalist devoted to help you build a fanbase at work. Order The Influential Conversationalist today and turn to Chapter 4 for specific conversation strategies.
Jen Mueller is the author of three books including The Influential Conversationalist. Her unique and practical approach to business communication comes from nearly 20 years in sports locker rooms as a sports broadcaster. Her conversation techniques help business professionals make the most of daily interactions, demonstrate leadership potential and increase the productivity of the company. Hire Jen to speak at your next event, conference or training. Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com