One Question Successful Millennial Professionals Ask Their Bosses
Successful millennials realize that success is not always easy, but success is possible if you are willing to work for it.
Success in the workplace for millennials (or anyone) can be quite challenging given all of the different obstacles you need to get past. Some of these include creating and maintaining relationships, expanding your network, constantly learning and improving your knowledge, and of course working hard. The most successful millennials tend to excel at these, but they also focus on asking the right questions.
Successful millennials know that asking the right questions provides them the opportunity to extend their impact and manage their perception.
Today, I want to talk about one key question that successful millennials ask their bosses: how can I help?
How Can I Help?
Successful millennials understand this one little secret: your boss is probably very busy. They are dealing with deadlines, deliverables, relationships, and also managing you (and perhaps others). While the responsibilities seem endless, their resources are not. There is where successful millennials excel.
For successful millennials understanding what your boss is dealing with provides an opportunity to make a significant impression by making their job easier. The way they do is with one simple question: how can I help?
In asking this question, successful millennials set themselves on the path to becoming essential to their bosses. They brand themselves as solutions rather than responsibilities, and they make themselves known as reliable go-to people who get things done.
DJ Jeffries is a self-proclaimed “intrapreneur” and entrepreneur with an obsession for challenging the status quo. A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he’s been awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Fellowship, the University Innovation Fellowship (through Stanford University) and the Richard B. Fisher Fellowship (Morgan Stanley). He is the founder and editor of http://Led2win.com , an online motivation publication, the host of the Hacking Happiness podcast, and is currently an HR Innovation Analyst at Morgan Stanley.