This Element is an excerpt from The Rules Of Work: A Definitive Code for Personal Success, Expanded Edition (9780137072064) by Richard Templar. Available in print and digital formats.
Work at a higher level: understand the bigger picture, so you can start shaping it!
Only a humble cog in a huge machine? If you can’t step back and see what the whole machine is up to, you can’t play your role well. If you only talk in terms of your cog and your neighboring cogs, bolts, shafts, and pistons, everyone will think you belong neatly where you are. But you have aspirations. Don’t you?