It might seem hard to excel on the job if you’re not outspoken. But Wendy Gelberg, author of The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career, tells us how to go from shy to shining at work.
▪ Set meeting goals. Review the agenda in advance, and be prepared to contribute one idea, comment or suggestion.
▪ Speak when you can. If a meeting setting proves too intimidating, ask for some one-on-one time for post-meeting feedback.
▪ Talk yourself up. Know that there’s a difference between bragging and self-promotion.
▪ Write it down. Keep a log of your achievements. Refer to it at promotion time.
Each of us has unique God-given talents—and we’re called to actively develop and share them with others.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:3)
Bless the work of our hands, Lord.