Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Rule 96: Keep your ear to the ground


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Globacom's Strong Man and Corporate Strategist, Otunba  Niyi Adewunmi 


If you don’t know what is going on, how can you make informed decisions or co-ordinate your career plan?  It might be as simple as someone applying for a position you had in mind.  If they are more experienced, better qualified, have more expertise and skill in that area then you might be sensible holding back.  If you don’t you will probably fail – and a Rules Player is always successful.

Now you don’t want gossip, you want hard facts. You want to know what is going on without having to listen to tittle-tattle and idle chit-chat.  Therefore, it makes sense to:

·                    Use your contacts for information from other departments
·                    Pay attention at meetings.  It is often surprising how much information you can pick up by reading between the lines.
·                    Watch and listen for the ‘hidden agendas’, what people are saying might mask what is really going on

·                    Cultivate the office favorite/s and you’ll find that they invariably know stuff mere mortals aren’t privy to – you’ll just have to get them to spill the beans

“Now you don’t want gossip, you want hard facts. You want to know what is going on without having to listen to tittle-tattle and idle chit-chat”.

·                    Keep abreast of things like the trade press as you may pick up bits of information that have been ‘leaked’ to the press before the rank and file have been told – that new merger, the takeover, the acquisition of a rival company, all these can be useful snippets of information that can put you one step ahead of colleagues and competitors.

A lot of people don’t get anywhere with their job because they spend far too much time doing their job.  You need to get your head up from time to time and look around you.  You might find the herd has moved on while you were busy feeding and now you are alone and forgotten.

“A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T GET ANYWHERE WITH THEIR JOB BECAUSE THEY SPEND FAR TOO MUCH TIME DOING THEIR JOB”.

(Excerpts from THE RULES OF WORK by Richard Templer Read “How to market your competitor” from The Rules tomorrow on Asabeafrika)

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