A while ago, the Divas had a conversation about the importance of being “memorable” in the workplace. Part of the network is having presence, such that even when you aren’t known, you are known.
I see the truth in this. Think about the people at work who have presence, and they will generally have power. Whether that’s leadership power, or the power to swing the mood of a room, or the power to kill an idea, it’s there.
So, by strange triplet of events, I’ve discovered what my “memorable” is.
The Scotch lady
Got an emergency BB message. One of the IT Managers is in London and needs to get a bottle of scotch for his father in Heathrow and he thought I’d probably know. I was happy to oblige with a short list of labels to look for :)
Went to the kitchen this morning for my coffee. One of the guys has taken up kickboxing and he wasn’t getting his foot placement right – and could I show him? I was in a kicky skirt (how fortunate), so we did some practice kicks.
At One With Power Tools
Nuther guy stops by my office later in the day. He’s putting down some flooring and wanted advice on spacers and the nail gun. And he figured I was the girl to help.
With this kind of resume, how could I not be in IT??