1) Take projects strategically ‎· breedable with other kitties
Cobol pitch; I don't buy the Cobol idea (just look around), but it's interesting: if you do plan to change focus one day, you've got to prepare, and preparation rarely happens on its own. ‎· breedable with other kitties
1/3 work, 1/3 training, 1/3 prospecting ‎· breedable with other kitties
start with an objective ‎· breedable with other kitties
2) Align objectives with the company's ‎· breedable with other kitties
...or at least appear that way ‎· breedable with other kitties
earning twice the salary of the other guy means you've got to work harder to be a "part of the team", hmmm... ‎· breedable with other kitties
let the other guy to take the credit: you're not going to have a career at this company, and you'll claim it on your CV, anyway. ‎· breedable with other kitties
3) Build your reputation ‎· breedable with other kitties
being a deep expert in something VS always trying new stuff. (Fuck being reasonable: you're not benefitting from others agreeing with you. OTOH, see #2) ‎· breedable with other kitties
a troubleshooter reputation makes it easier to take short expensive projects ‎· breedable with other kitties
specialisation in 6sigma or Scrum as a tool for getting a diverse experience ‎· breedable with other kitties
4) Be good (at what you're doing) ‎· breedable with other kitties
Maintaining relations is as important as performance, especially when budgets change ‎· breedable with other kitties
Contractor doesn't have the employee's excuse, "good managers need to let their people make mistakes for them to grow" — the company doesn't own you any "growth" ‎· breedable with other kitties