如何成为一名领导者

只是努力干活将是一无所成

当你还是学生的时候, 努力可以轻而易举地带给你成功. 比如说:努力学习带给你高学分, 然后进入好学校。进入好学校往往就有更大的机会进入一家知名公司。这么说来,你的工作也就有了个好起头.

但是没人告诉你, 从你跨入全球职场开始, 整个法则将全部颠倒. 突然间, 你发现 仅仅靠工蜂一样努力工作得来的工资少得可怜. 要成功, 光埋头苦干可是不行的。你还需要从现在开始关注以下三件事: 工作表现 (Performance)形象展现 (Image)交际沟通 (Exposure) (PIE)

  • 工作表现 (Performance):不管公司要求你干什么工作,你需要像邮递员一样衷心尽职,工作完成得像星星一样耀眼。除此之外,你还要可靠诚实.搞清楚你的公司是怎么赚钱的,哪些事情对你上司的位子是至关重要的.针对目标,主动去承担一些额外的工作.要知道,能做的比上司预期的更多,那必然会给上司留下深刻印象。所以说,你的工作表现是你得以升迁的基础.
  • 形象展现 (Image):从你走进办公室起,你的形象就开始传达所有有关你的信息.其中包括你的穿着打扮,言谈举止,待人接物.不要认为这些只是你的外表.你的形象涵盖了人们对你的看法,你不在场时大家对你的议论.换句话说,你的形象不是由你来决定,而是由别人来决定.在我们看自己和别人看我们之间通常有一条鸿沟.要在这条鸿沟之间搭起一座桥梁,建立自我表现意识常常是我们职业生涯中最具挑战性的事.然而也是带领我们走向成功最重要的手段.
  • 交际沟通 (Exposure):你只是要做好工作,努力表现只是其中一个部分.你还需要让别人认识你了解你.这就需要与人沟通交际.你拜的老师,参加的社交活动,给予同事的帮助,你和工作中人们发生的每一个联系,不管多小,就是在这些过程中,人们逐渐形成了对你的印象和看法.你的升迁机会也在这些过程中被决定.我们通常把注意力放在那些大的事情上, 譬如董事会会议,董事长的约谈等.事实上在你和你的同事相处过程中,那些不为人注意的成百万次的微小事情累计起来决定了你的成功与否.

那你现在可能说:  这不公平!凭什么不是靠工作成绩的好坏论奖赏,而要我去作这些不相干的事? 答案是:因为公司不是学校.公司不是在一张巨大的表格上,简单地用数值来评估每一个人.

公司需要很多的工蜂.但是被公司提拔到领导位子的人需要符合更多的条件.这些人要有眼光,有影响力,有号召力,有领导能力.你需要常常注意你所要建立的形象.你不是只是在争取你的升迁的机会,事实上你是在构建新的自我.你的工作目标是要成为这个世界现在和将来需要的领导人才.

在接下来的博客里,我会教你具体怎么来作.

Discussion

33 Responses to “只是努力干活将是一无所成”

  1. good!

    Posted by adam | 2010-05-05, 23:24
  2. Yes, the PIE, that’s really what many young Chinese need to know, and know them well.

    Posted by cathyviolin | 2010-05-06, 12:20
  3. Could you please show me Joy Chen’s Email here?

    I want to recommend someone to her.

    Thanks.

    Regal.

    Posted by Regal.Wu | 2010-05-06, 20:10
    • Hi Regal, this is Joy. There seems to be a technical problem with the email link on the right side of each page. Some people in China apparently can’t see it. I’m having my web developers look at that now. Meanwhile you can email me at joy at globalrencai dot com. Thanks! Joy

      Posted by Joy | 2010-05-06, 20:58
  4. Excellent post. Is your target audience Chinese students in US or in China? I think the principles would apply everywhere, but the Chinese working culture is very different.

    Posted by Vivian | 2010-05-07, 01:32
    • Hi Vivian: Interesting question. This blog is for Chinese talents worldwide, who aim to either work for global companies, or to set up their own companies to do business with global companies. I’d welcome your ideas here or via email on how the Chinese workplace culture differs from that of global companies! Joy

      Posted by Joy | 2010-05-07, 01:34
  5. Excellent suggestions to all who want to be promoted in the company. Looking forward to your more suggestions, especially about exposure!

    Posted by grace | 2010-05-07, 05:37
  6. Dear Grace, thanks for your comment. I will be featured in the June issue of the fashion magazine Rayli magazine, focusing on the question of how career women can increase their “exposure,” so you can check it out if you’ll be in China. But don’t look too closely at the photos, as I am 41 years old and my “image” is starting to include wrinkles on my face!

    Posted by Joy | 2010-05-07, 06:14
  7. 期待您的经验分享!

    Posted by Yang GAO | 2010-05-07, 10:15
  8. hi,Joy,I just saw you on TV,I really like the way you speak english ,your voice is very nice,and thank you for sharing the work experience on this blog,big help:)

    Posted by Viola | 2010-05-07, 23:50
    • Dear Viola, thank you for your kind words. As you could see, however, my Chinese seriously needs improvement! My friends help me translate this blog. In the coming years, hope to improve my Chinese so I can start to speak and write a little like you! Joy

      Posted by Joy | 2010-05-08, 00:00
  9. 陈总,您好,我觉得自己是一个性格比较内向的人,请问如何才能改善交际沟通?

    Posted by jack su | 2010-05-08, 10:41
    • Jack: Welcome to GlobalRenCai. Thanks for your good question on how introverts can be more social. I will address this in future blog posts, so you may want to subscribe your email address in the upper-left box on this page in order to receive those blog posts. Best wishes! Joy

      Posted by Joy | 2010-05-08, 12:38
  10. thanks,我已订阅了你的blog。
    还有,我看了5月6、7日的《职场中国》觉得你对职场的分析很到位,不知你有没有你的这方面VCD或书箱可以介绍?

    Posted by jack su | 2010-05-10, 08:53
    • Dear Jack: I don’t know about the 5月6、7日的《职场中国》. Perhaps you can email me information about it? I don’t yet have any DVD or books, but some people are asking me to produce these things. If and when I do so, I will announce them on this blog. Thank you! Joy

      Posted by Joy | 2010-05-11, 00:32
  11. 是的,工作之中把细微之处做好的同时,还需要寻找机会展示自己的才华,包括想法、眼光等等。原来看到过一句话,是金子总会发光,这句话放在今天已经不适用了。现在人们更多的才华和闪光点更像是贝壳中隐隐若现的珍珠,与其等待千年被人发现,不如自己主动展示,吸引别人的眼球。

    Posted by MyCelestial | 2010-07-20, 02:19
  12. Joy,
    I agree with you completely. I learned all these lessons in my early-careers years and I am preaching 只是努力干活将是一无所成all the time. I have done some deep analysis on this very subject objectively. In summary, I don’t think Asian Americans should sit there and complain how hard they work and how little recognition they receive. They must understand, and let others understand, how much value they are creating. Without that understanding, they are going nowhere. One way to do it is through communication and engagement to put their products to markets.

    Posted by 老王 | 2010-07-21, 22:03
    • Hello 老王: Nicely put! Good to hear that you have been mentoring others on this issue. It’s true that many Asian-Americans also spend more time with their nose to the grindstone and not focusing on how to be more strategic about their careers. Good to hear that you have been mentoring others on this issue. Keep up the good work! Joy

      Posted by 陈愉 Joy Chen | 2010-07-21, 23:50
  13. 我在美国读书两年,幸运地接触到了形形色色的人。他们很努力也很勤奋,相当一部分也有过人的学识和智慧。只可惜,很多留学生都因为在国内太优秀,得到了太多的“娇惯”和“宠爱”。他们变的不会与人交往,甚至不知道如何说出一句得体的话。他们当中有人把讽刺当成幽默,把一身名牌当成品味。更有的女孩子,到了20多岁的年纪,仍然觉得穿衣打扮并不属于体现自己风格的一种元素。我常常跟我的好朋友说,女人时刻都要打扮自己,不管是头脑还是穿着。这也是我妈妈教我的。我妈妈常常跟我说,“女孩子,要多读书,光漂亮是没有用的。她还说 “就算是睡衣也不能乱七八糟,邋邋遢遢。非常感谢我的母亲。让我时刻记住从细节上做一个更好的女人。也非常感谢joy你的entry,让我更加相信image的重要性。

    Posted by 张孟 meng zhang | 2010-08-01, 13:52
    • Meng Zhang: Thanks for your insightful comment. Regarding Americans, we could have a long discussion about how insensitive and arrogant they sometimes can be, particularly when dealing with people from other cultures. I do hope and believe the situation getting better on that front, as the civil-rights era passes and younger people are more tolerant. Your mother is a wise woman, and I think we all can learn from her! I think the question of image is especially important, as well as challenging, for women business leaders. This is particularly because there are so much fewer of us, so we are all being watched especially closely. Image is important! Joy

      Posted by 陈愉 Joy Chen | 2010-08-02, 01:09
  14. Hi Joy,

    This is a fabulous piece! Many 2nd generation Asian American students the U.S. in, including myself, often have difficulty grasping this concept as we’ve been taught since we were young to work hard and diligent in school and things will “come to you”. After all, that’s how they [our parents] managed to make it here in the U.S, they say.

    I have recently joined the workforce and in my opinion, I think it definitely takes time to develop ‘PIE’–I wish there were more hours in the day! This leads me to ask whether you would be able to address work-life balance as it pertains to being able be a top performer, get exposure at events…all while trying to be the filial daughter (and in some women’s case, a good mother and wife).

    Thanks!
    Carrie

    Posted by Carrie | 2010-08-02, 14:46
    • Carrie, thanks. Yes, I agree that many of our parents, lacking personal exposure to global company politics, have instructed us that hard work alone will pay off. It’s why I started my blog, to give people a look at how things really work. As for work-life balance, I have been receiving that question numerous times. Next week’s blog post will start address this, and I will write more on this in the future, so if you’d like to receive them, you can subscribe to the blog.

      Posted by 陈愉 Joy Chen | 2010-08-02, 22:28
  15. 可以参考阅读【Leadership Challenge】,我一直在反复阅读这本书,还有就是哈佛 是行学院的【New managers of leadership】,会让人受益匪浅,对于建造一个强势优秀实干的团队。

    Posted by 尹学文 | 2010-10-08, 15:11
  16. In the future, may I use English or Chinese to enjoy our further comunication ? or both are ok ? thanks a lot !

    Eseven 尹学文

    Posted by 尹学文 | 2010-10-08, 15:15
  17. Good to read that you have been mentoring others on this issue.And it’s very useful to some young people.

    Posted by jocelyn | 2010-10-09, 16:36
  18. 陈愉姐你好:这就是为什么,有些在大学里的佼佼者,出了社会,为什么混得还不如原来大学里的那些被认为整天“不学无术”的人,社会是个大染缸,过于单一,感觉会边缘化,所以要想成功,你所讲到的三点缺一不可,至少我是这样认为的。期待分享你的经验。辛苦了。

    Posted by 陈锘 | 2011-10-17, 07:35
  19. 人人网上无意间分享了一篇文章,里面写到的关于女性独立的观点深深的吸引了我,让我对你的书、对你都产生了深深的兴趣。我读了你的书——《30岁前别结婚》,引起了我极大的共鸣,同时书中的很多观点如醍醐灌顶,给了我很大的启发。非常感谢你Joy,我觉得自己特别幸运,能在这个候认识你、接触你写的东西,因为此时此刻正是我寻求新挑战比较迷茫的时候,您是我人生的导师。I Love You!

    Posted by mmmsunshine | 2013-01-20, 04:31

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