To get promoted, get feedback from your critics
Are you looking to move up within your field or corporate structure? Well then, consider creating your own personal “board of directors.” Assembling a team of fans, potential sponsors, and yes, critics can provide you with the insight you need to get to the next level of your career or business.
Sabina Nawaz, in this article for Harvard Business Review, briefly describes the benefits of assembling a 6-8 person team for the purposes of your professional and business advancement. Count on fans to kindly critique your work, but demand more specifics from them. Also, demonstrate your worth to those potential sponsors who may be higher up and advocate for you when decision time comes. And finally, bravely ask critics for their input to show your commitment to continuous improvement.
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