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How To Be The Best Possible Employee And Ensure Your Position Elevates

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When you’re working away at your job, you have a few things on your mind. Firstly, you want to get every task in front of you done as quickly as possible while maintaining great quality. You’re also thinking about how you can take your career higher up the ladder. The latter is a completely normal and expected way of behaving – everyone wants to better themselves and reach new heights. 

How do you do that, though? Many, many people on this planet will stay in the same position throughout their entire working life. They have all the potential in the world, but they can’t quite make that extra step up from where they sit. Well, fortunately, there are so many things we can do that don’t actually require talent or too much thinking. Do you see those right at the top? Well, not all of them are complete geniuses with an impenetrable mind! Here are a few things you can do to cement your title of good employee and boost your current position a little:  

Work Harder And Smarter

Do get places in this life, you need to work harder than the average person – that’s just a fact. Nobody ever got anywhere with a half-hearted attitude. Putting the hours in when nobody is watching will ensure that you look brilliant when everyone is paying attention. Don’t just work hard for the sake of it, though. If you can find little tricks and techniques to speed your jobs up (without cutting corners!), then you should utilize them. 

Take In Every Piece Of Information

When you’re taught something, you have to listen – even if you think you’ve heard it before. Those at the top still take in information like a sponge – they’re not above anyone in their heads. You need to prove that you’ve got the knowledge; whatever your field. Once you have the trust of your superiors, then you can progress. For example, if you’re a construction apprentice and haven’t got everything under control, the boss isn’t going to rush to look for franna cranes for sale in order for you to push on with your career. Knowledge is power, and if you have very little, then you’re not going to be making the right waves.  

Make Sure You Have Lots Of Energy

If you have lots of energy, then you’re going to perform better. You know what it’s like to go to work or school on an empty stomach and without any sleep – it’s awful, and you get hardly anything done. Make sure you have set times in terms of waking, sleeping, and eating. Be prepared for the day. 

Be Kind And Considerate – But Don’t Bottom-Feed

Kindness and consideration go a long way – and they don’t cost a thing. All you have to do is look out for others. There’s obviously a time and a place when you need to put yourself first, but the rest of the time should be dedicated to benevolence. Not only will this give you a good look, but you’ll be making everyone else more productive, and the entire team will benefit.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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