A woman in a hurry is not the image you want to portray. A woman on a
mission yes, but not a woman on the run.
Some good advice I learned from my mother, a successful entrepreneur, was “slow down to get things done.” Sometimes she’d say, “if you keep working so hard you’ll never get ahead.”
Your Job is To Do Part of Your Bosses Job
If you want to positively stand out from your colleagues do your job exceptionally well but take on part of your boss’s job too.
If you choose well as to what part of your boss’s job to do, you’ll create tremendous job security for yourself, accelerate your learning, be seen as the ultimate team player, and very importantly, be viewed as a potential successor.
How do you take on more without being an unappreciated interloper on the boss’s turf?
1.Ask what s/he desperately needs done but doesn’t have the time to.
2.Ask what would enable her/him to focus on critical tasks.
3.Intelligently observe what you see as the answer to #1 and #2 – before you ask the boss — and volunteer to take that on.
This seems like an obvious thing to do but very few people will. So not only are there many benefits to your own career, you don’t have that much competition in doing it.