2. Be willing to step up your leadership game.
Sometimes you’ve got to do more than what’s in your contract to get ahead. Being proactive won’t just show your boss you’re ready to become a leader, it will also help you actually become one.
Take it from McGee. When both DiNozzo and Gibbs were handling business outside of the office, they relied on McGee to lead the team. While he doubted himself initially, McGee was eventually surprised to learn that a little confidence and a lot of communication can easily take someone from being a follower to being a fearless leader in no time.