As colleagues, they often had friendly disagreements at work
Sometimes, your foes are your colleagues.
Sometimes, as highlighted yesterday, your boss.
Most often, we think of our work foes as the people working in competitive businesses.
That’s logical because competitors work their tails off to ensure they win orders so that we don’t.
Inside a large enterprise, there is always internal competition.
Promotions and the rise to leadership depend on results, but politics play their part too.
If you lead or are working inside a small business, you are not immune.
Put any group of humans together, even remotely, and disputes will arise.
None of the above is necessarily bad.
However, from your perspective, being on the winning side internally or externally is best.
One way to defeat your foes, especially when you don’t know them directly, is to outwork them.
Outworking is not always about putting in more hours (usually a given) but working with more focus.
Focus means that you achieve more in a shorter time.
The vital thing is to know where to focus your attention.
Whether you work in marketing or sales, you’ll never go wrong in the eyes of your employer if you can produce revenue.
And the more of this magic stuff you can attribute to your efforts, the brighter your star will shine.
It’s been the surest way I’ve discovered to defeat foes, both foreign and domestic, even when I didn’t know I was competing against them.
April’s issue of The Quietly Good Newsletter presents a guide to focusing on what’s important when building revenue from one level to another much higher one.
It’s not just a bunch of words and tactics. It’s a strategy for time-saving.
If you think that could be useful to you and your business or career, you’ll find the details here.