Try The Promotability Index
"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is
creating something, one is getting paid for it, and the other is the feeling
that I haven't been sitting on my ass all afternoon."
If you're the sort of person who wants your work to
be about learning and growing and being recognized for what you accomplish,
then try the following test*. It will assess the likelihood that you're going
to be recognized and rewarded.
The results aren't the typical little bits of
"wisdom" on how to get ahead by being the good little slave; no this is the
reality of what it takes to promote yourself and then act graciously surprised
when management announces your new position.
*This index started when my column partner Kate
Wendleton (The Five O'Clock Club
®) put together a list of promotability questions. I adapted
Kate's list into an index which appeared in "Kate & Dale Talk Jobs" in April, 1999. The
response encouraged me to devote more time to the concept and I ended up
refining and expanding the process and to making it interactive. While many of
Kate's original questions remain, I added in others adapted from my work on "The Gifted Boss" (in which I asked the country's best
bosses to describe their best-ever employees). Plus, I benefited from the
research reported in Tom Peters' "The Circle of Innovation," Brandon Smart's
"Topgrading" and Robert Kelley's "How To Be A Star At Work."