Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seed you plant.

  • Robert Louis Stevenson


Promotion is a recognition of one person over and above all others who competed for the position. Even with good credentials and experience, there will be someone who will feel he should have been where you are. You must understand that the management who promoted you will begin to watch you closely to see whether their decision was good.

Knowing fully well that to whom much is given, much is equally expected; the best thing to do is to adjust yourself to the new position in such a way that you do not alienate yourself from both your friends and enemies. This is the most difficult. If you adjust too much to please your enemies, you are likely to compromise your values and allow sentiment to rule your wisdom. If you adjust too much in favour of yourself, you are likely to ignore other internal forces that are indispensable for you to solidify your position. Make sure that your worst enemy doesn’t live between your two ears.

The golden rule in dealing with this kind of situation is to be patient with yourself and others. Take time to learn your new job and convince your mentors, admirers and foes that you are the “best buy”. Remember that you need the support of everyone around you to stay in the office. It is all about creating the right employee experience and allowing employees inside the organization to feel the trust; and to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters to your people because if you have ever seen further by being promoted, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. Always take note that people who feel appreciated will do more than what is expected and be advised not to close the book when bad things happen to you at workplace, just turn the page and begin a new chapter.


When you start your day, always remember three statements

  • Try for success
  • True to your work
  • Trust in God

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