Business would be so easy it if wasn’t for the people.
Ironically, I’ve heard this statement more than once, and often from HR professionals!
Behind every humorous statement, however, lies a bit of truth. I believe few would disagree that, when it comes to competitive success, employees can be both a company’s greatest asset and its largest liability.
The good news for anyone who wants to positively stand out from the crowd, is that paying attention to those key behaviors beyond meeting your job requirements, can give you "superstar status" at work.
Here are four character traits/behaviors to practice:
1. Treat everyone with respect. Kindness and consideration are the cornerstones of good relationships.
2. Do what you say you’ll do and do it on time.
3. Don’t be known for spotting problems, but rather earn a reputation for identifying opportunities.
4. Show a relentless passion for the success of your team and company, rather than thinking only about what’s in it for you.
Think about the qualities of people you most admire and enjoy working with. Then, create a list of adjectives that characterize them.
Now, it’s up to you to get the training/coaching and discipline needed to ensure that these same accolades and qualities apply to you!