Management Tip of the Day: Show people your good work

Tue Jan 4, 2011 10:01am EST
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BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - Don't hide your light under a bushel. It benefits you to build a strong reputation early on in a new job by making sure people know about your good work, says Harvard Business Review.

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"When it comes to job performance, your reputation often precedes you. That is, if you are known as a high performer, chances are people will perceive your work positively.

It behooves you to build a strong reputation early on in a new job. The best way to do this is to be sure people -- your boss, your peers, and your subordinates -- know about your good work.

Don't assume they notice; they are often consumed with their own jobs. Bring attention to your successes by sharing the results with others.

You don't need to be self-promotional to do this. Start by genuinely praising one of your colleagues for her good work and she will likely return the favor."

-Today's management tip was adapted from "Shape Perceptions of Your Work, Early and Often" by Jeffrey Pfeffer.