RULE 99

Identify the opposition

So, there is a chance for promotion. You want it. You want that next step up. This promotion fits in with your long-term plan. This is the ideal time and opportunity for you to make that step. Trouble is you aren’t alone in the running. There are other people to take into account – and eliminate, of course. Obviously, for any appointment there are two categories of candidates:

  • the internal candidate
  • the external candidate.

The internal ones are your immediate colleagues, staff from other departments, staff from other branches, staff from other disciplines. If it’s your immediate colleagues, chances are you know full well who is interested and who isn’t. Staff from other departments should be identified by checking ...

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