Formal Fridays is a collection of strategies for young professionals who want to stand out and excel at work. We offer innovative, proven strategies, based on real-world experiences, to accelerate your career by increasing your visibility, productivity, responsibility, and reputation.
The term “Formal Fridays” has its origins as a strategy for standing out visually from others to maximum effect (see Formal Fridays):
We are big believers in “less fluff, more stuff.” We’ve reviewed dozens of workplace strategies, tossed out the unsuccessful ones, and selected the best ones to include. Each page is short and focused, with tips and true stories to help reinforce the concepts. We encourage you to read our website as a lifelong reference guide. From time to time, look up and reread the strategies to refresh successful habits and recall helpful tips.
We are also big believers in “no substitute for substance.” Focus on doing your job well and you will be rewarded and successful. However, in today’s competitive, global job market, you need that extra edge to stand out not only against your local peers but also against a growing pool of young professionals. These strategies will help you get that edge!
We recognize that no set of workplace strategies works for everyone. You may feel that some strategies on this site are inapplicable or too unconventional, whereas others appear too simple or obvious. Regardless of which strategies you find useful, we want you to think deeply about how to enhance your current career by developing and practicing a set of lifelong strategies to convert your natural abilities into tangible success.
While this website is targeted towards younger professionals, it’s applicable to everyone who works. From new hires to CEOs, all professionals will benefit from strategies for standing out. For example, if you are a boss or manager, you can help your staff by reformulating and sharing these strategies with them.
If you’re still reading, you are already motivated to succeed professionally. Reading, thinking, and refining your professional strategies will help take your career to the next level. If someone else pointed you to this site, he or she sees your professional potential and wants to help enhance your development. Either way, the strategies described on this site are designed to unlock your capabilities and help you reach workplace stardom.
We invite you to join us on this collective journey of professional success. Got a great strategy we didn’t mention? Have a real-world story that exemplifies one our strategies? Want to share a success story? Write to us!
If you like the content on this site, we’d be delighted if you bought the Formal Fridays Book as a reference of your own or a gift to a colleague. Enjoy!