Research shows that in our technological world, our relationships play an important part in an individual’s success. We need to operate much more interdependently. This means relationships and our personal reputations are critical in shaping our opportunities, referrals, and promotion recommendations.
In these relationships there are three types of people: Takers, Matchers, or Givers. Takers strive to get as much as possible from others and Matchers aim to trade evenly. Givers are the rare breed who contribute without expecting anything in return.
Those who put the interests of the team (others) first will achieve long-term success. Here’s why:
No one wants to be an underachiever. No one wants to be average. And I know, for the most part, we all try to rise to the top.
So why are we not all there? What stops us from being top performers too? Maybe we lack the motivation to get there. Or maybe…it just feels unreachable.
As a company that’s helped thousands of professionals develop their careers; we’ve found certain qualities that differentiate the top from the bottom. The good news is that each of these “traits” can be learned and developed.
Without further ado, here are the 10 qualities of a top performer:
In the time it takes to pull up to a drive-thru window and order a large fry, we Millennials want to go from intern to CEO. We’ve got places to go and success to obtain.
The ambitious gear needs to be in overdrive to get to the next rung on the ladder, but before you accelerate even more… know that there are some strict speed limits. And that some of our right-foot-heavy work habits can actually end up labeling us as doormats—and that’s not good…