BECOME AN EXPERT in your field. Become the most knowledgeable person in your area at your company. Develop a reputation as the best in your business.
We are living in the information age, and you are a knowledge worker. The quality and quantity of the knowledge that you can apply to get results for your company and for other people determines your value, your income, and your future prospects more than anything else.
Expert power exists in every organization. It accrues to people who have their business knowledge down cold. To get this power you must learn everything you can about your job. Take the time to read the books, attend the courses, and learn your job inside out.