As human beings we all possess intrinsic value.
If, for example, you were to go bush walking and didn’t return, we’d send in a search party.
The question wouldn’t be, “How much are you worth?”
Your value as a human being is not in question.
When it comes to what you’re worth on the job, however, it’s not a level playing field.
In Australia we all start at the bottom of the ladder - minimum wage.
From here we can, if we choose to, commence an upward climb.
If the CEO of Disney earns in excess of $US50 million a year, is that too much?
One thing’s for sure, shareholders will cheerfully pay it if the individual has what it takes to keep the company in a solid growth phase.
Let’s talk acronyms.
Have you heard of CADIF? CADIF stands for Commitment, Attention to Detail and Immediate Follow up.
Those who demonstrate CADIF generally bolster their professional worth and in turn, this value is usually repaid.
A sure-fire way to climb the professional development ladder is to be committed to personal development. So read the books about your industry. Attend the seminars. Be committed to good, better, best and never let them rest.
Excellence, a pleasant, positive attitude and a genuine willingness to serve others are magnets that attract professional advancement.
A few triggers that may inspire you as you create your SMART goals in the professional development area: