High performing individual and teams sometimes do not get recognized for their contribution. If you are interested in getting greater visibility for yourself and your team, consider some deliberate strategies. The visibility not only gives your some recognition, the entire organization stands to benefit from your good work. Promoting yourself and your team starts with connecting with others. Here’s how:
1. Extend an invitation to people from other areas of the business to sit in on your meetings or telecom. A fresh perspective from an “outsider” may stimulate a great discussion and discover ways to share resources and work together.
2. Involve senior people by soliciting their insights and opinions. Once you ask for their opinion, you have a good reason to keep them informed.
3. Ask for help. One of the simplest and overlooked way of making connection and getting visibility is to ask for help. This gives you a sincere way to talk and showcase your work.
4. Acknowledge collective effort by recognizing the group that helped you be successful. The more credit your give away; the more you receive.
5. Celebrate visibility and the groups accomplishments. Invited many others to celebrate your success.
6. Talk action and results in structured settings such as staff meetings, emails updates, weekly reports.
7. Prepare for performance reviews; a great opportunity to showcase your accomplishments. Just as you would prepare for a job interview, pull together your thoughts and information promote yourself and your team.
If you are doing great work, consider some of these strategies to connect and gain greater visibility. For more, check out “Selling Yourself Without Selling Out — A Leader’s Guide to Ethical Self-Promotion” by Gina Hernez-Broome, Cindy McLaughlin, and Stephanie Trovas, Center of Creative Leadership.