Operating Style

How do others think about your capability? Your competence?

Do they see you as someone who is able to get things done? Effective? Efficient? A good thinker? A strong leader?

How others view us determines our credibility and professional reputation.

Your Operating Style is the way you work, how you get things done and how you are seen to conduct yourself.

The skills that determine and influence your Operating Style are not often talked about but they can be learnt.

They are not techniques to trick others into thinking that you are good at your job if you are not. Rather they are specific and tangible tactics to optimize your time, your energy and your potential for career success.

Your Operating Style is the expertise that underlies how you behave and interact. It is fundamental to success in a business career.

Check out these earlier blogs on some of the elements of a career Operating Style (part of the CODE for career success):

Be Seen: how to make your contributions known and appreciated

Watch Your Brand


Meet Successfully: use meetings as effective communication forums

5 Fast Tips for meeting agendas


Work in Teams: working effectively in a team environment

Team Work Works

What's Good about Teamwork

How to Work in a Team


Negotiate: learn how to reach agreements

5 Fast Tips to Negotiate for what you Need


Resolve Conflict: techniques to resolve issues and keep relationships intact

I must write a blog on this topic soon!


Lead: develop your leadership skills

A Good Manager is a Good Manager


Get Back Up: tips to get over the bad stuff at work

Coming Soon!

Check out the other pieces of the CODE for Career Success - Communication, Development of your career and how to manage Everything Else - and skill yourself to realize your potential!