Today in my networking challenge I am speaking with Mary Foley. Mary is the author of three books, she’s a national speaker, and the host of a radio show. I am so excited to speak with her today so thanks so much Mary for being here Mary!
We had a few issues with the sound in the beginning, but it gets better after a minute!! 🙂
In case you are reading this at work and can’t watch the video interview with Mary Foley, you can read all of the great advice below instead!
1) What are the most important questions we can ask ourselves to progress in our careers?
The first question is, particularly for women. Do you deliberately create relationships with really important people in your organization? And the thing about women, we are all about having a good relationship at work, whether it’s your coworkers, your boss or people from other departments and all that’s really good. But, sometimes what we do is we default to those who are immediately around us instead of creating a deliberate relationship. So I’m talking about being smart about who gets to know you.
And there’s four people in particular that you should get to know:
People who are key positions in your company
People who are in charge of important projects
People affected by your team’s results
Anybody you admire