Do you feel you deserve a promotion or better pay at work? Your success at work depends on more than your performance. Harvey Coleman in his book, Empowering Yourself: The Organizational Game Revealed, explains why one’s progress at work depends essentially on three things: performance, image, and exposure, or PIE. Understanding this concept and applying it could make a huge difference in your career, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.

Here is a simple graphic to help put things in perspective:

Success at work depends on your PIE

The PIE for Success at Work

First, the performance factor comes across as a given to most people. But the surprising insight Coleman puts forward is that your performance only amounts to 10% of what you need to succeed at work. Only 10%!

Your image, that is, how you are perceived at work or what people think about you, ranks higher at 30%.

The last piece of the PIE, exposure, refers to the visibility of your achievements to people that matter at work. This takes up a whopping 60% of the total. Effectively, your exposure is the biggest piece of the PIE and the most crucial factor. Let’s take a closer look at each piece.

 

1. Performance

What do you do at work? Do you do your job well? This is essentially what this factor points at, and it is where most of us have our focus, at least, those people who pride themselves on their diligence at work.

We work hard. But working hard does not guarantee progress or promotion at work. In fact, meeting and exceeding your set goals, key performance indicators or objectives is no guarantee either. According to Coleman, your performance only takes 10% of the equation.

While your performance may get you into an organization and keep you employed, making progress within it requires your attending to the other elements of Image and Exposure. Work hard, it is the foundation for the other pieces of the PIE. But do remember to pay attention to these other factors because they carry considerable weight.

 

2. Image

The second piece of the PIE is your image or personal brand. It encompasses the totality of your outlook, how you are perceived within the organization. Your actual performance is one thing, but do colleagues, senior colleagues, perceive you as reticent, negative, or uncooperative?

Are you great at your job, but don’t pay enough attention to how you appear at work? Your image is an important piece of the equation, and by Coleman’s calculation, this is a whopping 30% of the deal. What is your score here? What are you going to do about it?

Dr. Tayo Oyedeji, the CEO of Overwood, once told a story about a situation where the board of a company he led sought to promote a suitable candidate to a senior management position. Two names showed up on the list, but interestingly the majority of the board decided to shun the individual with the better qualifications and achievements on the job.

Their reason? He didn’t look the part. The candidate dressed oddly, coming to work in, for instance, flowery or bright-colored shirts. He didn’t fit the image of the person they wanted to have in that role and that became an obstacle to his success at work. Fortunately, the story does not end there. We will see where it leads as we consider the final piece of the PIE.

 

3. Exposure

This is the most important piece of the PIE. How well are your contributions and achievements visible or traceable to you? Even where you work on a team, you will have to make that extra effort to ensure that your unique contributions are seen and acknowledged by colleagues at all levels.

While this may be seen as self-promotion or arrogance in certain environments, your work here is to study the nature of your particular organization and find ways to have your achievements documented, visible, and traceable.

One way you can achieve this is to be open to new or lateral responsibilities. Is there a call for volunteers for a new project? How about signing up? Is there a difficult customer call or visit your organization or team needs to make? Consider joining the team or making the call.

And when you do take these steps, ensure you give a report in writing, beyond any verbal communication. You can even get creative with the process: arrange to have lunch or coffee with the relevant person where you can share progress about your work, but remember to connect it with an interest or goal he or she will find beneficial to their own progress at work. 

The rest of the story

Back to the earlier story, the candidate was saved when the managing director intervened on his behalf. He convinced the board to offer him a three-month probationary promotion while he worked with him to sort out his image. Why did the director do this? He was aware of the candidate’s capabilities and history of performance.

So you see, while the individual scored poorly as regards his image, he scored very high marks with his performance and exposure and hence could have the leader speak up on his behalf. What if his contributions at work, for some reason, could not be traced to him?

 

Through the Glass Ceiling

Are we talking about becoming better at office politics? No. The pieces of the PIE are in harmony: if you do your work well, you stand a chance of projecting an image of a dependable, professional person while paying attention to other factors (such as your dressing and interpersonal skills), and ultimately if you keep at building your brand, you consistently attain new levels of exposure as you take on more responsibility in contributing to the organization’s success.

Where there are no guarantees in business or in life for that matter, you stand a far better chance of succeeding progressively in your career when you pay attention to your performance, image, and exposure at work. This, perhaps, is your elevator through the glass ceiling–if it cannot be broken–at your workplace.

What do you think? Which part of the PIE do you think you should pay attention to at work?


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Do you have less than six years of working experience?

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Hello friend,

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But before I go further,

 

Recognize that I won’t be teaching you any of the following:

  • How to hurt your teammates and paint them black to Management for personal gain.
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Moving on:

Here’s a bitter truth you need to accept if you really want to be as competent as others, especially management, perceives you to be.

 

Bitter Truth:

Career Success Is NOT In Blind Hard work

But In Prioritizing Value-Creating Work

It doesn’t matter the amount of work you think you are doing,

If you don’t add value to yourself, your teammates and the company, you’re getting it all wrong.

Your ability to add value to your company without having to bluff or play politics to climb begins with learning how to:

  • Measure your own success
  • Not be afraid to ask for help
  • Acknowledge when people help you
  • Own your mistakes
  • Listen more than you speak.

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Part two… Exploration

Part three… Planification

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In part one, we will discuss:

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  • Personal Business Model Canvas (BMC) which will serve as your strategy towards achieving your career target
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In part two, Exploration, we will look into two modules – Radical Innovation and Competitive Advantage. Here you will learn:

  • How to apply the concepts of dominant design and business model innovation to become a sought-after employee
  • How to independently investigate and develop strategies that will give your organization either a product advantage or production advantage.

 

In part three, you will learn:

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  • How to communicate the concept taught in the Exploration stage to Executive Management which translates to bigger responsibilities and budgets as well as a higher salary.
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  3. An enhanced resume template helps organize your resume, helps make a great first impression and saves time. An Enhanced Resume Template is another thing you can expect form registering for the Career Advancement Master Class.
  4. Our Executive Profile Builder will help you write industry-accepted profile that portrays your career and gets you the desired attention. When you register for the Career Advancement Master Class, I’ll personally send the executive profile builder to you.

Amazing packages when you think about it…

But there’s more in store for you in Career Advancement Master Class…

 

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As I’ve shown you, the information you will receive in the Career Advancement Master Class will push your career growth forward beyond your imagination.

But please, don’t mistake what I’m saying here…

I won’t just give you the information in the training,

When you register today, you will have access to the training workbook.

You will be given assignments, receive feedback and get all your questions answered.

So, not only will you have access to this one-of-a-kind training that will help you take control of and advance your career growth,

But you will also get your hands dirty with exercises that challenge you to be the best version of yourself.

All that is great, but there’s more…

 

Free LinkedIn Profile Optimization Guide

LinkedIn is the ultimate tool for finding new qualified prospects and customers, developing and building professional relationships, enhancing professional skills and recruiting talent.

Your profile should be used as a marketing tool, working to attract a full spectrum of people to fulfil those various functions.

Ensuring that your LinkedIn profile is fully optimized will contribute to better networking opportunities and encourage those outside of your network to reach out to you and find value in what you have to say.

The LinkedIn Profile Optimization Guide will help you achieve exactly that with simple and easy to follow instructions.

 

Invite-Only LinkedIn Group

Just before the end of the Career Advancement Master Class, we will create an exclusive invite-only LinkedIn group.

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We will also answer questions from time to time when asked by anyone in the group.

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Something you will find interesting…

 

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We recorded success when we published Intrapreneur, part 1.

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You will get a signed copy of Intrapreneur, part 2 at no additional cost when you register for Career Advancement Master Class today

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Exclusive 2×30 Minutes Cohort Session

I’m sure you will agree that I’ve given you a fair deal thus far, but I’m being generous…

There’s one last thing coming your way.

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In this cohort, we will share our experience with you and download all that we know in the corporate world.

This of course, at no extra charge. But reserved for a selected few.

Find out if you qualify HERE.

 

Take Action Now

Are you ready to take control of and advance your career growth in a pandemic economy?

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P.S. Because of the need to ensure the success of all participants, we can only take in a few people. So, once the expected number we are expecting is in, we will take this page down forever.

Don’ miss out on Career Advancement Master Class

Again, you will have access to these amazing bonuses;

  • Weekly career tips
  • Monthly career booster
  • Enhanced resume template
  • Executive profile builder
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  • LinkedIn profile optimization guide
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  • 2×30 Minutes Cohort Session

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Before I go on, you must understand that I’m not asking you to;

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  • Speak high sounding words and fluff, or…
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I’ve also seen that the reason why most young professionals fail to meet up to expectations is that they haven’t discovered their true selves.

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  • Stop covering up your insecurity…
  • Stop creating the impression that you are super intelligent and making a fool of yourself.

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As I’ve shown you, the information you will receive in the Career Advancement Master Class will push your career growth forward beyond your imagination.

But please, don’t mistake what I’m saying here…

I won’t just give you the information in the training,

You will be joining a small and exclusive group of professionals and get to work with me directly throughout the training.

When you register today, you will have access to the training workbook.

You will be given assignments, graded, receive feedback and get all your questions answered.

So, not only will you have access to this one-of-a-kind training that will help you take control of and advance your career growth in a pandemic economy,

But you will also get your hands dirty with exercises that challenge you to be the best version of yourself.

All that is great, but there’s more…

  1. You’ll get Weekly Career Tips after the class. You’ll be exposed to how you can take initiative, be your own evaluator, communicate well and so much more.
  2. There are various ways you can give your career a needed boost. And with the Monthly Career Booster we will bring your way once you register for the class, you’ll have access to the professional boost you need without investing much time or money.
  3. An enhanced resume template helps organize your resume, helps make a great first impression and saves time. An Enhanced Resume Template is another thing you can expect form registering for the Career Advancement Master Class.
  4. Our Executive Profile Builder will help you write industry-accepted profile that portrays your career and gets you the desired attention. When you register for the Career Advancement Master Class, I’ll personally send the executive profile builder to you.

Amazing packages when you think about it…

But there’s more in store for you in Career Advancement Master Class…

 

Bonus #1

LinkedIn Profile Optimization Guide

LinkedIn is the ultimate tool for finding new qualified prospects and customers, developing and building professional relationships, enhancing professional skills and recruiting talent.

Your profile should be used as a marketing tool, working to attract a full spectrum of people to fulfil those various functions.

Ensuring that your LinkedIn profile is fully optimized will contribute to better networking opportunities and encourage those outside of your network to reach out to you and find value in what you have to say.

The LinkedIn Profile Optimization Guide will help you achieve exactly that with simple and easy to follow instructions.

 

BONUS #2

Invite-Only LinkedIn Group

Just before the end of the Career Advancement Master Class, we will create an exclusive invite-only LinkedIn group.

Regularly, we will discuss pertinent issues facing professionals in the workplace and how to overcome them in the group.

We will also answer questions from time to time when asked by anyone in the group.

When you register for the training today, you will be invited at no additional cost.

You will also fully understand the world of Intrapreneurs and also how to be an intrapreneur

And be indispensable in your organization.

You will read all about that in the next bonus I will send to you once you register.

It is called  The Intrapreneur, part 2.

Something you will find interesting…

 

Bonus #3

Autographed Copy Of Intrapreneur, Part 2

We recorded success when we published Intrapreneur, part 1.

It is because of that and other issues we couldn’t discuss in the first part that made this second book necessary.

In there, you will get useful information on how to be proactive and gain the attention of top management while delivering value to your team.

You will get a signed copy of Intrapreneur, part 2 at no additional cost when you register for Career Advancement Master Class today

REGISTER NOW

 

Bonus #4

2×30 Minutes Cohort Session

I’m sure you will agree that I’ve given you a fair deal thus far, but I’m being generous…

There’s one last thing coming your way.

Immediately after the training, a smaller group of participants will be engaged in a 2X30 minutes cohort session.

I’ll take the first session and my colleague, an experienced business consultant and associate professor at a renowned university in Canada will take the next.

In this cohort, we will share our experience with you and download all that we know in the corporate world.

This of course, at no extra charge. But reserved for a selected few.

Find out if you qualify HERE.

 

Here’s What To Do Now

Are you ready to take control of and advance your career growth in a pandemic economy?

Then, I urge you to register for Career Advancement Master Class training today.

This is your best shot at leading a fulfilling career.

Also, when you register for Career Advancement Master Class, you will get instant access to all FREE bonuses. Yours to keep no matter what.

There’s no waiting around.

Simply click the link below to get started…

REGISTER NOW

 

Yours for Career Advancement Master Class,

Adedayo Omotunde

 

P.S. Because of the limited hands we have and the need to ensure the success of all participants, we can only take in a few number. So, once the expected number we are expecting is in, we will take this page down forever.

Don’ miss out on Career Advancement Master Class

Again, you will have access to these amazing bonuses;

  • Weekly career tips
  • Monthly career booster
  • Enhanced resume template
  • Executive profile builder
  • Training workbook
  • LinkedIn profile optimization guide
  • Invite-only LinkedIn group
  • Autographed copy of the book, The Intrapreneur
  • 2×30 Minutes Cohort Session

REGISTER NOW