This checklist is from the book, SMART QUESTIONS: People Skills for Winning the Games of Career Success (& Office Politics!), by Michael McGaulley, J.D.
It is included here as it is referenced from the Slideshare infographic "Am I receiving the recognition and compensation that I honestly deserve?"
Checklist: Spotting the important judges
- Who are the important judges of how well I'm doing my job? Why are they the key judges, and not others?
- What criteria are they using to judge me and my contribution?
- Are these the most appropriate measures? If not, what should be the criteria be, and how can I "educate" them to recognize and judge by the criteria that are truly important?
- Are the apparent judges the truly important judges? For instance, is my outside client a more important judge than my supervisor? If not, what should I do about it?
- If I am locked in with inappropriate judges, is there a way to bypass them and get the attention of ones who are more appropriate—or more open to me?
- Overall, what are the practical implications for me?