Harvey Coleman wrote Empowering Yourself: The Organizational Game Revealed. In the book, Coleman shows how to succeed at work. A poster on reddit shares a summary by Wendy Nemitz of “Empowering Yourself” as a way to leverage your career and influence.
Coleman divides the essential elements of success in the business world into three main elements, called the P.I.E. formula. ‘P’ is for performance, which Coleman suggests is 10% of the success formula. ‘I’ stands for image, which Coleman states is about 30% of success. ‘E’ is for exposure, which Coleman says is valued at 60% of his success formula.
Performance is the foundation of success. While Coleman says it is only 10% of success, without it you can’t move up.
- Your performance is a direct reflection on you. It is your entry ticket into the organization.
- Don’t boast too much about success. Don’t complain about the lack of success in others. Bragging and complaining are not the marks of winners.
- Take credit for your performance even if you are tempted to deflect it or are uncomfortable. Take compliments and praise gracefully.
- Understand that while performance is crucial, it is just part of the P.I.E. formula. Performance alone will not bring promotions.
- Be a team player but be willing to be the star player.
- Ask for help when you need it.
- Seek to improve the performance of others and of the whole company. Their success will reflect on you.
- Share information and help others. They will not forget.
- Technical skills are only part of performance. Both your task and your people skills affect your performance.
- If you are not thorough or detailed, get someone to help on issues like proofing. Pay attention to the details.
- Welcome performance reviews as a chance to improve.
- Set goals.
- Celebrate your accomplishments.
- Know your boss’s expectations and priorities and perform to them. It is no use to ignore the boss’s expectations and achieve your own. Make choices about what you spend your time on. Spend time on work priorities by first understanding what they are.