Getting promoted is a person goal most of the executives and managers we work with are striving for. Some succeed, and take on more responsibility within their organizations. Others struggle with adapting and developing their skills, and subsequently get passed over for promotions.

Here are 7 behaviors that will help get you on track towards your next promotion.

Delegate. As we rise further up the organizational ladder, our responsibilities change from less emphasis on the daily operational tasks to more of an emphasis on leadership tasks like managing, planning, and leading. Leaders who refuse to delegate and either do the tasks themselves or micromanage others do so because they don’t trust that anyone will do the job as well as them. Successful leaders, however, are quick to delegate these tasks to a team member so they can focus more of their time on strategic tasks and projects that will improve the condition of their team or organization.

Focus on success, not perfection. When leaders focus on perfection, rather than success, they are perpetually completing assignments late to assure it has been completed perfectly. Very few things in life are ever perfect, however. When we focus on perfection, it affects our ability to respond to emails, make decisions, or complete work in a timely and efficient manner. Instead, focus on what matters – progress and accomplishment.

Hire strong team members. Confident leaders are aware of their strengths and weaknesses. They hire strong, smart team members who challenge them by bringing their talents and skills to the areas where the leader needs greater depth. Hire brilliant team members. When you hire strong, smart team members, they make you look even smarter.

Practice a healthy work/life balance. Great leaders are constantly asking themselves how they can be even more effective in order to maintain a successful work-life balance. When leaders can figure out how to be more effective and efficient, they are ready to assume the additional responsibilities that come with a promotion. Balance your life. People want to work for a leader who is both effective and smart enough to get the job done, but also has a successful personal life.

Learn continuously. Continuous learners are the most successful at assimilating the new skills and behaviors required for their next promotion. When we think about learning, a formal education often comes to mind. However, great leaders know that some of the best learning comes from listening to others, accepting feedback, and acting on what you learn.

Be open to change. Leaders who find themselves being passed over for promotions often have the bad habit of resisting the implementation of changes aimed at improving the condition of the team or organization. They make excuses like, “Why fix what isn’t broken?” and “We’ve never done it that way before.” Lead fast change, even if it’s change you disagree with. Research shows that fast change is easier to implement and easier to accept than change that drags on and on.

Be confident, not arrogant. There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. When leaders are confident, they have a deep belief in their ability to make a difference in the world. Arrogance crosses the line of confidence. Arrogant people believe they no longer have a need to learn, grow, or change. They wholeheartedly believe that they are right and others are wrong. Be confident, but humble, and earn the respect of your peers and team members.