|This guy looks like CEO material!|
Now, we might not be looking to head a company just yet, but these are some traits that we can start working on so we're ready to take on the world!
If you know your stuff, you'll impress employers now and the Board of Directors later! Stay up to date on trends in your industry. Be the person that folks consider the expert, and see how far that will take you!
Being perceived as a team player who is contributing to your office will help you now and in the future as well. Networking will help you get the job, and relationships will also help you move into a better job. Learning how to walk that line between tooting your own horn and making sure that your work is noticed and appreciated is a skill that you should acquire now and that you'll hone throughout your career.
|...or is this guy CEO material?|
Being good-looking was actually the first one on Russell Reynolds' list, but I thought I would save it for last.
First of all, people have to look good. They have to dress for the role. That may sound superficial...You have to look like you belong to the group. You have to look a little better than the group.
First impressions are very important. A good smile, a good handshake. Being neat, well groomed. Good posture. You want to stand up straight, you want to have a body that leans forward, not backward, an initiator, not a reactor. So that's the superficial part. It makes a difference.
Okay, we've all seen those articles about how beautiful people get paid 10-12% more than their less attractive peers, but I think that this quote puts that stuff into perspective. It's not about being able to win a beauty contest-- although that doesn't hurt!-- it's about making a good impression. We can all do that without working on perfecting Zoolander's Blue Steel!