The Intuitive Group Inc’s Stairway To Success Tips

Intuitive Group 15 steps to becoming your own boss

Stairway To Success

Do you find yourself asking how do I get my boss’s position?

Or I really want to be my own boss but how?

The following 15 tips can help you reach CEO status or president of your own company!

  1.     Work harder than everyone else.  Your boss did not get the position he/she has by blending in with the crowd; they worked harder than every one around them!  Remember your work is a reflection of you, so give it your all!
  2.      Know your responsibilities and complete them.  As a boss you must take care of things outside your realm of responsibilities.  If you are unable to complete your given responsibilities, how can you be trusted to run a company?
  3.      Complete even the smallest tasks.  The little things do not go unnoticed, and your attention to them will not either.  Something as small as filling the paper in the copier shows you are invested in the success of a company, and people will take notice.
  4.      Keep a clean and organized work space.  As an owner or boss of a company, things can become hectic very quickly and if you are not organized, things can get out of hand fast!  When you are viewed as a clean and organized person in the work place you are more likely to be trusted with more responsibilities.
  5.      Keep a positive attitude and emotions out of decisions. A negative attitude never found anyone success.  If you are going to run a successful business it is vital to deal with personal issues on personal time and business issues on business time.  Mixing the two can create bigger issues on both sides.
  6.      Be the first one in and the last one to leave. By coming in 15-20 minutes early and staying an extra few minutes to make sure everything for the day is complete shows that you are ready to work hard to accomplishing your goals, as well as helping the company accomplish theirs.  An added benefit to this is that if you are always planning to be early you will most likely never be late.
  7.      Have a great student mentality.  When you are learning and growing you are providing more opportunity for yourself.  You will walk into work more motivated because you know more about your surroundings.  This motivation can spread to others in the office and is a great way to show your boss you can lead a team of people to success.
  8.      Dress the part. If you want to be in your boss’s position, you must not only act the part but dress the part.  In any aspect of life image is important and is often the first impression you give someone.  If you had to choose a person to run your company you are more likely to choose the person in a nicely pressed suit and tie over the person whom does not look professional.
  9.      Have an informed opinion.  It is great to participate in meetings and provide feedback.  It shows your initiative and your ability to be solution oriented.
  10.   Always be prepared.  Showing up to work or a meeting without the knowledge or items needed is not something to impress your boss.  Coming in prepared shows you are able to take on more responsibilities and handle a higher position.
  11.   Take the initiative.  Don’t wait until someone asks you or tells you to do something.  Taking the initiative shows you are ready for more responsibilities and can handle the pressure of a higher position.
  12.   Fight inexperience with advice.  No one knows everything, and by reaching out to others to learn from their experience is a great way to build relationships and show you are CEO material.
  13.   Be a team player.  Boss’s look for team players, someone who is not just out for their own success.  A boss needs to care about the company they work for and the people working in the company. By being a team player you are showing you are capable of running a successful business.
  14.   Plan to “wing” the uncontrollables.   It is inevitable that your boss will provide you with a last minute task when the last thing you have is time, or a problem arises on a project you are working on that has a deadline that is quickly approaching.  How well you handle these uncontrollables can do one of two things; either show your boss you can handle more responsibilities or that you just are not ready to become the next promotion.
  15.   Follow through on what you say.  Don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk!

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About The Intuitive Group, Inc.

The Intuitive Group, Inc. is a privately owned company that performs sales, client acquisitions, and retention for Fortune 100 companies. We perform face-to-face sales and customer service with the small to mid-sized customers of our Fortune 100 clients; a proven method for winning new customers. Direct mail, telemarketing, and media advertising fail while our approach to sales achieves a success rate unheard of in other marketing strategies.

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