How Graduates Can Get Ahead

May 6th, 2013 / No Comments »

By Jack and Suzy Welch

How can ambitious graduates entering the corporate world quickly distinguish themselves as winners?

First of all, forget some of the most basic habits you learned in school. Once you are in the real world — and it doesn’t make any difference if you are 22 or 62, starting your first job or your fifth — the way to look great and get ahead is to over-deliver. For years you’ve been taught the virtue of meeting specific expectations. And you’ve been trained to believe that an A-plus performance means fully answering every question the teacher asks. Those days are over.

To get an A-plus in business, you have to expand the organization’s expectations of you and then exceed them, and you have to fully answer every question the “teachers” ask, plus a slew they didn’t think of…..