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Earlier this month, as part of the HMA Book Club, I presented my thoughts on The Harvard Business Review’s Guide to Getting the Right Work Done.

The thing is – I learned too much for simply one blog post!

So, here are some additional nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from the book. (Parts One and Two are  here if you missed them) as they relate to getting paid, getting promoted and getting love from the bosses.

  • Demonstrate value – but not in your terms. Determine what the senior management considers the most valuable and set your focus there.
  • Don’t let what senior management considers valuable fall through the cracks.
  • Rather than asking for a raise, ask what additional value you can bring to the organization in a formal manner throughout the year as well as benchmarks on if that value is being provided as outlined.
  • Think like a shareholder in the company, not an employee.
  • Working with and for people takes time.
  • Come from a place of NO.
  • When approached for a task, ask yourself:
    • Am I the right person? If not, who is?
    • Is this the right time? If not now, when specifically?
    • Do I have enough information? If not, how can I best get it?
Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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