How to shine more at work!
At Agenda, we’re not ashamed to say that we love a good business book. There are a number that we know, love and use concepts from in our everyday dealings with clients and if you’ve got a beady eye, you may have seen us refer to these in previous blogs.
One business read that falls into our top 5 recommendation list is SHINE – How to Survive and Thrive at Work by Chris Barez-Brown. If you’ve not read it, the gist of this book is that by bringing more energy and more of yourself to work, you can have more impact and improve your output.
If you take a moment to stop and think about the concepts of this book in the real life world of business, it makes perfect sense. Thinking of your favourite well-known entrepreneurs, or even people you know and admire in your own professional circle, they will probably be a bit different. They will probably have personality and they will almost certainly have charisma. In short, as Chris Barez-Brown says, they shine.
So how can you shine more at work, and in turn, become more successful? Here are some thoughts (some borrowed from Chris Barez-Brown, others from us!)
Bring more of yourself to work.
Just because you feel the need to professional in the work environment, this doesn’t mean you need to lack personality. Being yourself helps you to stand out from the crowd and bringing personality traits such as humour to your professional dealings will make people enjoy and want to work with you.
Do what you love.
If you enjoy what you do, you’ll automatically want to put more energy and effort into it. All too often we find ourselves doing things we don’t enjoy and aren’t necessarily brilliant at – especially if you’re a Director and take on responsibilities outside of your own area of expertise. Get better at delegating and try to get back to what you love doing more – you’ll not only feel better in yourself, others around you will pick up and feed off your energy too.
Enhance your personal brand.
There’s a lot to be said for working on your own personal brand. It allows you to establish a reputation and identity on a personal level, connected to but separate from your company’s brand. Taking the time to identify and work on your own values and priorities will help you craft out what you want your own brand to stand for and help you stay true to this throughout your work dealings and relationships.
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