Management Tip of the Day: Beware of invisible promotion

Thu Aug 5, 2010 5:03am EDT
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BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and (http:\\ Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"You may have been promoted without realizing it. New responsibilities, broader job scope, and shifts in focus are often granted as job perks. But, they can be a burden if you are not adequately prepared to take them on and not compensated appropriately. Periodically take a look at your job and ask yourself whether your role has expanded and how much it differs from your official job description. If you see significant changes, don't wait for your boss to recognize that you've been invisibly promoted. Put together some bullet points describing the expanded responsibilities. Have an honest discussion with your boss about what skills and resources you need to live up to your changed role. By taking charge in this way, you can make sure you get the recognition and support you need."

- Today's Management Tip was adapted from "Are You the Victim of an Invisible Promotion?" by Ron Ashenkas.