10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

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Posted March 13, 2013 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
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If you’ve ever worked in retail or a restaurant, you probably know what it’s like to want to be the “Employee of the Month” in literal terms. Perhaps your photo would be up on the wall in Arby’s or Walmart, but as simple as it sounds, it feels amazing. As we move into professional jobs, though there isn’t usually a specified “Employee of the Month,” we all want to be liked, appreciated, and lauded by our colleagues and our bosses.

Inc. recently cataloged 10 traits truly amazing employees exhibited. We’re listing Inc’s 10 things below, but you’re definitely going to want to read the entire article to see not only the reasons behind these traits, but also the “what can you do” advice from writer Kevin Daum on how to incorporate these traits into your daily work to truly become the professional version of “Employee of the Month.”

Here are Baum’s “10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do“:

  1. Enthusiastically Learn All Aspects of the Business
  2. Steward the Company
  3. Generate Viable Opportunities
  4. Resolve Issues Before They Are Issues
  5. Tell It Like It Is
  6. Demonstrate High Standards, With Low Maintenance
  7. Grow Themselves, and Others
  8. Research, Apply, and Refine
  9. Stimulate Happiness
  10. Facilitate Amazing Bosses


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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