4 Career Lessons You Learn From Game of Thrones
Did You Notice That There Were Career Lessons To Learn From Game Of Thrones?
Oh Yes! In fact, there are many career lessons you could get from Game of Thrones that could earn you your dream promotion, but here are a few to keep in mind;
- Establishing your strong network
As you may know, being born in Westeros means you are subject to danger. The only way out or staying alive was making friends with the right people because you never know when you will need help.
This same strategy applies to your professional network. Making smart choices like; choosing mentors, setting up coffee dates, and reaching out to people in social media platforms like LinkedIn, are great strategic. However, this alliance shouldn't work one way. How can you help them too?
2. Probably not wise shying away from unlikely alliances
Do you remember the partnership of Arya and the Hound? Whenever they worked together, they achieved great deals even though their partnership didn't have the best end result.
Professionally, you can develop a valuable skill through the ability to work with people who possess different skills and come from diverse backgrounds. It is wise to know your strengths and weaknesses, asking questions rather than push ideas, and finding the time to help others achieve their goals. This strategy helps you learn more plus, your colleagues will help you achieve your goals too!
3. Playing fair
You must or may have noticed how everyone seemed to fight or plot against the rest with the aim of getting to the top. This strategy provided short term solutions for key players like Margaery Tyrell and Robb Stark, they ultimately met their unhappy ending.
We have seen people take shortcuts, lie to get ahead, or even take credit for someone else's work. Yes, this could work for you in the short term. You could get a promotion or even praises from the manager, but this eventually catches up with you. Playing fair may not always be the quickest way to climb the ladder, but it is the safest and guaranteed way. That's for sure.
4. Having your elevator pitch ready
Tyrion Lannister, one of the best characters (personal opinion) should have been killed more than 10 times. He always gets its way out of trouble, by convincing his captors that he's worth keeping alive. That is how he uses his elevator pitch, and it's always on point.
Currently searching for a job or not, there will be opportunities here and there. You can never know when your life-changing opportunity avails. The point here is, you should always be ready to use 30 minutes to tell someone who you are, what you do, and why your worth remembering. Oh Yes, You Can! Why not?