How Being Proactive Helps Your Career Goals
Being a successful woman in the working world is difficult and challenging. As women in the business world, you deal with being stereotyped and people expect you to fail. Women sometimes have to work harder to get the same respect as male colleagues.
One of the ways you can subvert expectations is to be proactive. Being proactive not only helps you be a better leader for your team, it helps give you the confidence that you can excel at anything you do.
Being proactive means anticipating future changes, outcomes or problems. Planning ahead helps keep you on top of things. To have a successful career, you need to be proactive. Being proactive is easier than you think here are some ways you can become more proactive:
Promptly Answer Emails
When you get an email, quickly scan it. Some emails may just need to be read with no action needed. Other emails may need only a quick response. If you receive an email that requires some research or action on your part, just send a quick note that you’ll work on it and get back to the sender by the end of the day.
By responding, you let the sender know that you received the email and you are not ignoring it.
Phone calls should have the same protocol. Answer the phone as quickly as possible. Be aware of your tone of voice and make sure it is friendly. Repeat names and phone numbers before the end of the call to make sure there are no mistakes.
Make a list of the tasks you need to accomplish and prioritize them. Give yourself a timeline to complete them. Be realistic about when they can be completed and anticipate any problems that may arise to give yourself adequate time to complete them. Report the timeline to your team to be transparent so they have an idea when to expect completion.
Keep Your Commitments
One of the main reasons people don’t keep commitments is that they don’t write them down. Write down what you promised a colleague or team member and why. Make a note on what you need to do to fulfill it and how long it will take. Honoring your commitments gives your credibility and people know they can count on you.
Being proactive is to anticipate any problems, obstacles or changes that may be coming and help you plan solutions. As a leader, your team looks up to you and expects you to have most of the answer. Being proactive helps you to gain the reputation you deserve as well as the recognition for doing a great job. Start becoming proactive today, to have a successful tomorrow.
Patricia, The RahRah Coach
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