In an interview with Levo League's Melissa Stanger, she offered the following tips:
1. Challenge and influence the authority in your company.
Johnson isn't advocating being a jerk in meetings or acting disrespectfully to the boss. At the same time, no one wants to promote a yes man (or yes woman). With this in mind, she encourages workers to speak up and make hard decisions.
2. And speaking of speaking ... speak.
When we're just starting out, the tendency is either to think that we know everything ... or nothing at all. If you fall into the latter camp, practicing speaking up as well as keeping an open ear.
3. Learn to negotiate.
Johnson points out that millennial workers will have, on average, 14 jobs by the time they're 40. That's a great opportunity to hone your negotiation skills and learn to get what you deserve without alienating the boss.
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