How To Stay Unnoticed In Life

  1. Do not share your voice — This I’ve seen from senior executives who have the power to use their voice. Where does this power come from? It’s not always your job title that dictates the degree to which you have real power in a corporate system. Sometimes, it’s your budget, direct reports, or the person who brought you in. Right? Let’s be real! Yet, what I’ve noticed is that the moment someone’s voice is attacked (overtly, in a room, via osmosis) that this person will carry this embarrassment for YEARS and opt-out of more conversations than you’d think. This certainly has a ripple effect. I could write a book on that latter point. One example is feeling terrified of being noticed on LinkedIn by changing one freaking word on a LinkedIn headline. Do you know how much time I’ve spent not crafting the LinkedIn language but getting a person to make their edit LIVE? The reality is that if you want to go unnoticed in life and play it safe then your best bet is to mute your voice exactly like a good little girl or boy.

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Melissa Llarena

Melissa Llarena

I coach executives on how to dissect & deliver a perfect #jobinterview @TuckSchool melissa@melissallarena.com Author of №1 #HR interview @Forbes @LinkedIn #mom