Do you dread the notion of touting your own accomplishments? Do you think self-promotion smacks of showing off? If so, you may be a manager who is missing out on the upside of visibility.
Self-promotion is increasingly important for career success. But it also offers benefits to your group and the organization, according to Gina Hernez-Broome, co-author of “Selling Yourself Without Selling Out.” Self-promotion allows you to create opportunities for your direct reports, to keep your boss informed and to foster pride in the work of your group.
To improve your ability to promote yourself, Hernez-Broome says to quit thinking of it as a necessary evil. She recommends nine (9) ways to make it part of your routine.