There are essential skills that are crucial for advancing your career progress as an employee or a business owner.
Whilst these skills will all help you achieve greater workplace success, what’s more important is determining which ones are most apt for you to start addressing depending upon where you are along your current journey.
We’ve found a helpful set of such skills, combined in the post, published on Lifehack.org. Here’re the most interesting moments:
What are the critical skills for workplace success and career advancement?
- Ability to persuade. This skill accelerates workplace success; you just need to surpass basic rapport building strategies.
- Improving emotional Intelligence. It is about recognizing your emotions and those of others around you. The greater the capacity you have to attune to how your emotions drive your behavior, and that of those you lead and work with, the faster you’ll travel down the track for workplace success.
- Conflict management and negotiation skills. If you are able to mediate two or more feuding parties to achieve a workable resolve, you become an irreplaceable commodity with greater bargaining power.
- Defining career satisfaction. When you are emotionally and mentally aligned to the work contribution you are making, success will come smoother and faster. This means not just looking for roles which match the tangible aesthetic aspects.
- Becoming adept at addressing workplace stress. It’s also about increasing resilience. This should hold true for both you and your team members.
- Stimulating a commercial attitude. Everything that drives performance and gets results will not be enough to develop positive, cohesive teams of people who support each other yet cannot perform. It’s time to invest in professional development which develops and exercises your commercial mindset.
- Delegating skill. When you’ve established, there are people who can help you (in fact it is their role to do so) develop an inventory of things you can begin to let go of and delegate.
- Preparing for cleaning, complementing and creating. Be ready that there might be some “mop jobs” where you might need to get your hands dirty. Think toxic colleagues, errors and underperforming systems and process, bad management practices. You will initially need to invest time in getting to know challenges from a hands-on perspective.
It does not matter how many of the critical skills mentioned you will focus your attention on, you’re going to be on track to open far more doors of opportunity than you might have originally thought possible