How often do you communicate?

How often do you communicate?

How often do you communicate with your peers and seniors? The more you communicate frequently, the high chances of being noticed. Make sure that you get a face time with people who have potential to improve your life.

The biggest challenge with many young people and even senior people who have been in the system for long is they forgot the art of climbing the corporate ladder.

I can’t tell how many times I have found managers who say have never seen a copy of the organization’s strategic plan. They don’t know where in the organization the next big action will take place. In banking, where are executives pushing growth? Automation, integration with mobile money are the next focus areas. If you find yourself still in brick and mortar, chances of career stagnation are high. The challenge is in a bank like Standard Chartered, you are no longer seen as a mission critical staff. The more you remain in non-mission critical areas, the more risks of losing in your career. You need to be in the know of the next pain points for the organization. You want to position yourself in these areas as the solution maker. This comes from how often you communicate with the CEO.


The more you communicate frequently, the high chances of being noticed


Read the room, understand where the biggest pain points are and make sure you are in meetings with the boss, giving them reports. Let them rely on you to achieve their goals. Once you achieve that, you go very far.

List down the top ten key areas of focus of the business and prioritize them as the top two. In those top ten, see which ones are strategic and are key outputs for the CEO. Make sure that you do something for the CEO to notice you. Try to push. Nobody will notice you unless you make yourself noticeable.

About M. B. Mugisa

Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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