Make yourself more valuable* to the organization by keeping your skills up-to-date. Take college business courses, attend conferences, seminars or webinars offered by professional societies in your field, and/or earn job-related professional certifications.
Many organizations will contribute financially to your continuing education efforts, but you may have to ask about their requirements. And don’t keep your self-improvement activities a secret. Don’t brag, but do keep your boss informed about those activities.
Contributor: Timothy G. Wiedman, D.B.A. on LinkedIn