DB, my super senior boss gave me probably the best work related advice I’ve received so far. Come to think of it, its one of those ‘right under your nose’ situations.
First off, make weekly job lists. Every Sunday until that Friday. Du-uh right ? Wrong.
Make 2 separate job-lists. Namely, one that is decided by others and another that’s decided by you. ‘Why the hell should I make a job-list for jobs that are decided by others’ you may ask. I am going to get it anyways. Well the advantage is that you are ready, homework done and already raring to go. Secondly it puts you ahead of the curve and that my friend is the only way to go.
Plus if you don’t make that job list you never and I mean never get to the other one. Let me put it this way, how would you like your bonus to be decided ? By others or by you ?