How to be a Top Performer at Work
If you’re keen to do a good job at work, good on you. But if you’re determined to stand out as a top performer, a little more effort wouldn’t go astray. Here’s how to be a top performer at work.
Find Out What Your Company Needs
To make an impression with your boss, find out what the company is in dire need of. Is it new clients? To land that giant account that no one’s ever been able to? Use your eyes and ears to learn what kind of accomplishment would be the most appreciated, then set out to get it done.
Be the Boss
You don’t have to actually be the boss to be the boss. Take control of your department by exuding power, knowledge and capability. Become the person that others turn to when there’s a problem. Be a problem solver. Push to get things done even when there are obstacles in the way. This kind of effort will not only help your department excel; it will get you noticed as a top performer.
Do Your Homework
Study your company’s industry in your free time at home. Read industry periodicals and subscribe to email updates at relevant websites. The more you learn about the industry in which you work, the more likely that you’ll become a much more valuable player at work.
Get in Early and Leave Late
Being a top performer takes time – literally. Make a habit of arrive at least half an hour early and leaving a half an hour later than everyone else. This will get you noticed by your boss as someone who is willing to put in the time it takes to be a top performer.
Now that you know what it takes to really excel at work, you’ll be looking forward to Monday morning’s like never before!