ON MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS, DEVELOPING YOUR BRAND
Find out what your clear responsibilities are and get them in writing. Decide how you would like to be paid (i.e., a retainer or hourly). Ask for what you deserve and what you can deliver. Remember, reputation is everything. Live up to yours.
Do embrace diversity and don’t be trapped by confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is when we screen out people and information we might not agree with. The unintended consequence of confirmation biasÂ isÂ that over time, weÂ become unaware ofÂ our own biases and can findÂ ourselves without the relationships, resources, and understanding needed toÂ help ourÂ organizationsÂ and clients navigate in this global marketplace.
Decide what success looks like and make sure your employer and/or client knows as well. Managing expectations is a must. Whether you’re working for a celebrity, a government agency, or a corporation, results matter.