While not everyone is fortunate enough to be a company owner, leaders in your company want to see you act like one! Imagine if you owned your own business… You would come in to work and give it your all day in and day out. You would make decisions that were always in the best interest of the company. You would keep costs low and not waste money on frivolous office supplies. So how can you adopt the ownership mentality and get noticed by senior leadership?
Business owners have one thing in common—accountability. If you overspend on the corporate card, or you make a bad business decision, you end up accountable for that mistake and your bottom line suffers. Keep that in mind the next time you take your client out to lunch, maybe skip ordering appetizers and drinks, and just stick to the necessary purchases.
Don’t be afraid to throw out ideas! Do you think business owners were able to buy their own business without having their own opinion? Most likely not… Business owners think about the big picture objectives and influence others to achieve the business plan. To act like an owner, you need to come up with influential ideas that will improve the business and don’t be afraid to speak up!
Try to think of creative ways to solve any problems that arise. Being able to troubleshoot and resolve problems is a key factor in the success of a business. If you go into something with a can-do attitude, and you think of creative solutions to problems, you will position yourself to appear as a leader in the company and ultimately become more successful.