Canvas Strategy – Get Ahead in Your Career

Getting ahead, receiving recognition, being rewarded, climbing the ladder, making more money, gaining prestige. These are all motivators for people in the workforce, especially new people to the workforce. We believe that if we work hard and work fast with outstanding quality we will quickly rise to the top of our field. The reality is that it often takes longer than we expected. Often our hard work is not recognized or is under appreciated. This is true in the consulting world too. Often as technical writing and instructional design consultants we have to work twice as hard to get half the recognition.

Is the business world the problem or is it us?

I recently listened to a podcast that discusses the “canvas strategy.” It is a strategy used by top performers such as Benjamin Franklin and Bill Belichick. It makes you rethink the “me strategy” that most of us use in our jobs.

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