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Michael Vick Lesson #3: Get Noticed

Even if you get the narrative you desire, you will not build power unless you are also noticed.

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Michael Vick

Yesterday I discussed two lessons learned from Michael Vick, including the importance of crafting a positive narrative plot for your career. However, even if you get the narrative you desire, you will not build power unless you are also noticed.

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Like Michael Vick, golfer Tiger Woods found himself in a situation of public disgrace. However, he has not yet been able to generate the excitement and momentum Vick has. Why is this? Woods is not winning and so people are not talking about him.

Vick is now working harder and playing better football than he ever did before. People are noticing, they are discussing it, and the anti-Vick narrative seems to be dissipating, ever so slightly.
So how can you get noticed in your business? Is there an idea that you’ve been privately toying with? What project (pick just one) can you launch this year to get noticed by clients, senior executives or another company?

Read more leadership lessons from Michael Vick

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About the author

Author of Outthink the Competition business strategy keynote speaker and CEO of Outthinker, a strategic innovation firm, Kaihan Krippendorff teaches executives, managers and business owners how to seize opportunities others ignore, unlock innovation, and build strategic thinking skills. Companies such as Microsoft, Citigroup, and Johnson & Johnson have successfully implemented Kaihan’s approach because their executive leadership sees the value of his innovative technique. Kaihan has delivered business strategy keynote speeches for organizations such as Motorola, Schering‐Plough, Colgate‐Palmolive, Fortune Magazine, Harvard Business Review, the Society of Human Resource Managers, the Entrepreneurs Organization, and The Asia Society

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