"If only they would listen to me."
"It's like nobody cares or even notices me."
"I know I could be doing so much more."
Feel a little like this?
If so, you're certainly not alone. And, the chances are high that you're facing one or two problems too.
In this position, work is usually much harder than it needs to be. Yes, you know what needs to happen, yet you seem unable to get the changes agreed.
Your lack of control, and inability to influence the senior management creates a lot of pain and stress.
In all probability you are also considering your options, and even applying for other jobs.
You don't necessarily need to do that.
Creator of Building a Powerful Reputation
"My purpose, and my passion, is to help you to take positive, high-integrity action to become more influential."
What Needs to Happen First
Before you jump and find out that the grass really is not greener in a new position, try this first. And give it your best shot because we've seen this work extremely well for so many people.
The bottom line is that, in order to turn things around, you need to:
- Dramatically increase your impact.
- Figure out exactly how power and influence is working around you.
- Learn how to tap into what works, and avoid what doesn't work.
- Create a deliberate strategy and plan to make this happen, fast.
How to Make It Happen
And that is where Building a Powerful Reputation comes in. It is a online course designed to help you to work out exactly what you need to be doing to move things in the right direction. To make the right sort of impact, gain the influence, and make sure that your reputation continues to grow. Its aim it to give you the credibility, and the confidence, to realise your full potential.
More specifically, it will help you to:
- Define exactly what you stand for.
- Describe in detail, what impression you want to create.
- Follow a step-by-step process to build your influence, and your reputation.
- Learn how to tap into the powerful people, and the powerful agendas.
- Develop visibility and gain recognition for what you do best.
- Develop the confidence to begin to make it happen, fast.
- Take control of the action, and your future.
Overall, this course is intended to help you take back control, empower yourself, boost your confidence and then, begin to influence those around you so that you can get the job done, and build a far more successful career in the longer term.
This course is delivered in six modules. The modules are designed to take you through the reputation building process and give you a firm foundation on which to build your influence.
Module 1: Taking Stock
Before you go too far, you need to get a firm fix on your current position, and how you got there. Yes, this is about you, but critically, it is also about taking an objective look at the context in which you are working. The politics and the culture need to be understood before you take any decision.
Module 2: Defining Your Reputation
This is more than simply goal setting, important though that is. What you need to do is make some clear decisions about how you wish to distinguish yourself in your workplace and career. growing out of your current position, clarity about the reputation you wish to build makes achievement probable.
Module 3: Building Substance and Credibility
Moving from your goals to reality means you have to create substance, and plenty of it. The days of people pretending have all but gone. Now you have to demonstrate substance and earn your reputation. Here you will assemble your toolkit, bring together your case studies, plan to fill the gaps and begin to develop a new level of confidence.
Module 4: The Mechanics of Power and Influence
Your reputation needs to connect with powerful people if it is to give you the power and influence you want. So, at this point, you need to learn exactly how the politics are playing out around you. This is a necessary step so that you can identify potential sponsors and advocates, and the people who can really help you to stand out.
Module 5: Connecting with Sponsors and Advocates
Now you need to bring together the understanding you have built about your territory, what you are aiming for and who can help to make it happen. And then, you need to begin building relationships with the people who matter most.
Module 6: Launching Your Reputation
Ready to go? But how? What you need to do is devise a simple yet clear strategy and plan to turn your vision into reality, and gain the influence you want. This involves building relationships, gaining sponsorship and starting to walk the talk, big time. You also need to know how to keep it going, even when the going gets tough.
All told, this course includes over 5 hours of video tutorials, backed up by hundreds of articles, exercises and guides.
For several years I have been reflecting on my direction, what I want to do. Life is so full of opportunities and while good, that makes it confusing. This course has helped me to pin down exactly what I wish to get known for and I feel quite liberated now. Refreshing approach too and not something I've seen anywhere else. Well done Colin, really useful!
To make sure you don't miss out, join the course today and get ready for something special. A course that will, once and for all, remove the frustrations of being ignored, overlooked and taken for granted.
Now, the choice is yours. Are you going to join us?
When we say study, you do need to get your head down and work through the frameworks and ideas. However, don't think that you are on your own here.
For a start, when you join the course, you will be invited to a short online call with one of our Master Practitioners. They will be keen to hear about your objectives and what your challenges are.
Then, when you complete an exercise, send it to them. They will take a look at what you have done, provide you with feedback and additional suggestions.
And, if you get stuck on any part of the syllabus, or want to review what you have done, get in touch and we will get another call scheduled.
Our determination is that everyone who starts, implements fully and gains the benefit. To that end, we are here for you!
Colin, brilliant, got offered a new role today. Not expected, nor aimed at, but great anyway. Only 3 weeks into this course and the extra clarity I have is making a big difference to my confidence and impact.
Coincidence? Yesterday, I asked some precise questions about the proposed change and, with the backing of a colleague, suggested a simpler structure. Programme management decided to go ahead with my suggestion. Today, someone approached me about taking on a new project. Why? Because they didn't want me to feel overlooked! I have never explicitly "complained" about being overlooked to anyone, but it was a welcome boost in confidence...
Quite simple really. I'm about to leave my job. To be honest, I've made a few mistakes and can ill afford to make these again. I want to find simple ways to have a big impact in my new company, and reduce the risks of missing opportunities.
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