As you forge ahead towards a new job, career, or business venture, how are you feeling? What’s on your mind? Are you excited? Wondering what it’s going to be like and what it’s going to take to be successful? How will you know if you’re progressing and doing the right things? Those where the types of things that were going through my mind whenever I started a new job or, more recently, when I started my own consulting business, GAC Insights. I was very excited and confident, but at the same time, a little apprehensive. What should my drivers for success be? I always tried to give this serious thought and through continued education and experience, my drivers for success evolved and still remain part of my business acumen even to this day!
But, what’s it going to take for you to be successful? What should your drivers for success be? There are many articles, books, and references, which you can read to draw upon some best practices and, of course, drawing upon the experiences of others always works too. But, for now, let me share two articles with you which I think may start helping you as you embark into your new job, career, or business venture.
The first article focuses on building relationships of trust. Whether you will be a individual contributor, manage people, or lead teams, the eleven key points featured in this article will serve you well. To be successful, you need to build trust with your fellow employees, customers, and key stakeholders. Without trust, you won’t have credibility nor sustainable success.
Especially for our younger colleagues, the second article focuses on what employers are looking for the most from 20 something employees. To be successful, consistently exhibiting these ten abilities and skill sets should fare you well with any employer. To me, the key points are: be able to think on your feet, be a problem solver, and be a team player.
As a parting thought, I encourage you to continue building your professional network, but most importantly, surround yourself with quality people, seek and maintain contact with a few good mentors, and “learn every day”!
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. ~David Rockefeller
Best wishes for continued success!