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The 7 qualities of remarkable employees

Being a remarkable employee is so much more than meeting your deadlines and goals, so let’s look at what makes people outstanding at work.

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Being a remarkable employee

Being a remarkable employee takes a special type of person. A remarkable employee has some key qualities and behaviors that make them worthy of that title and classification. But before you get down on yourself, know that all these behaviors and traits can be learned and practiced by anyone. Thanks to an online professional (full presentation below), we have expanded on the list of seven traits of a remarkable employee.

Quality one: ignoring

Ignore Job Descriptions – This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about your job responsibilities; it means be open to new opportunities at work. If you’re given a project that is normally outside of your realm of responsibility, don’t turn it down right away. Instead, consider what it adds to your knowledge base and how it can help support and enhance the company.

Quality two: eccentricity

Be Eccentric but Know Where to Stop – Take chances and don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith or to experiment with new ideas. Others may see you as eccentric, but no company will ever expand and grow without someone taking chances. The same goes for your professional career.

Quality three: praising

Praise Peers – Employee morale can make a huge difference in employee output and happiness. You can play a part in it. Don’t hold back with praise for your peers. Everyone deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments, and praise will help everyone feel as an important part of the professional community.

Quality four: complain

Complain to Your Boss Only – If you have an issue at work, save your complaints for your boss. While it’s important to directly address all those involved in the issue, if you just want to complain rather than fix a problem together, go talk to your boss. Complaining outside of your boss’s office will only lead to unnecessary office drama and damaged professional relationships.

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Quality five: speaking up

Speak When Others Don’t – Mass mentality can be a hazardous thing. Unfortunately, that type of mentality can find its way into the workplace. Don’t be afraid to speak when no one else does. You’re an individual and it’s important to express yourself. You may also inspire others to share ideas, too.

Quality six: be right

It’s Right to Prove Others Wrong – This doesn’t mean you should try to undercut everyone you come in contact with at work. However, it does mean that you should address a wrong professionally and respectfully. It also means to exceed people’s expectation and limits they’ve put on you.

Quality seven: fiddle

Always Fiddle – Be an active participant in your professional life and in your industry. Fiddle with new ideas and find better methods than what you were using before. Fiddling with new concepts will put you ahead of the competition and secure you place with your current company.

The takeaway

You have the ability and the potential to be a remarkable employee, no matter the industry you’re involved in. If you want to increase your value as an employee, take some time to focus on one or more of the behaviors above. It will take time to develop, but you will find more fulfillment and appreciation at work.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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