Keep your ping on the radar bright

As an individual contributor, there is a habit, maybe even a desire to go into a dark cave and work quietly with no distraction so you can come out and reveal the glory of your work to the world!

A mentor once shared with me that no matter what is being crafted, you must maintain communication so others have a sense of what you are working on and your work remains on the radar.

People’s time at work is finite. Even strong work can be overlooked if the leadership does not have a constant ‘ping’ of the effort.

You have to maintain that ‘ping’ on the radar. Provide updates. Pop your head out of the cave every once in a while to let people know that you are cooking up something awesome. They will be excited to see the result!