A leadership opportunity opened up in Bexley's department that matched her skills perfectly. She was a hard worker who had consistently delivered top results, plus she had a great attitude at work. Based on this, she was certain the job was hers. But she was shocked when she didn't even get shortlisted for interview. What was even more upsetting was that the successful candidate was less experienced than her.
When she eventually summoned the courage to ask for feedback, her boss told her it was because the leadership team didn't know anything about her or the work she had been doing. The successful candidate on the other hand had taken deliberate steps to be visible. She was well known to the leadership, had built strong connections with influential people and had consistently been visible by representing her department on organisation-wide projects. As a result, they knew what she could do.
Has that ever happened to you?
Unfortunately, this is quite common in the workplace and in entrepreneurship. Hard work without visibility often means you end up getting bypassed - no matter how good you are. If people don't know the value you're bringing to the table, they can't celebrate you - whether through a promotion at work or by purchasing the products and services you're offering.
This week Olawunmi discusses the reasons why people tend to fear visibility and shares from her own experiences, mindset-shifting biblical truths and practical ways that will help you overcome the fear of visibility so that you can shine brightly in your world.
Olawunmi Brigue is a Transformational Life Coach who specialises in helping Christians create remarkable success and lasting change through her signature Five Pillars of Transformation: Vision Clarity, Mindset Transformation, Strategic Planning, Inspired Action & Effective Prayer.
Learn more at: olawunmibrigue.com
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