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8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

February 22, 2012

**Great article we found on Inc.com.**

Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.

8 qualities of remarkable employees

Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.

Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:

1. They ignore job descriptions. The smaller the company, the more important it is that employees can think on their feet, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and do whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done.

When a key customer’s project is in jeopardy, remarkable employees know without being told there’s a problem and jump in without being asked—even if it’s not their job.

2. They’re eccentric… The best employees are often a little different: quirky, sometimes irreverent, even delighted to be unusual. They seem slightly odd, but in a really good way. Unusual personalities shake things up, make work more fun, and transform a plain-vanilla group into a team with flair and flavor.

People who aren’t afraid to be different naturally stretch boundaries and challenge the status quo, and they often come up with the best ideas.

3. But they know when to dial it back. An unusual personality is a lot of fun… until it isn’t. When a major challenge pops up or a situation gets stressful, the best employees stop expressing their individuality and fit seamlessly into the team.

Remarkable employees know when to play and when to be serious; when to be irreverent and when to conform; and when to challenge and when to back off. It’s a tough balance to strike, but a rare few can walk that fine line with ease.

**To read the rest of the article from the original source, click here.**

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January 30, 2012

10 Tips from a Successful Small Business Owner

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Head Count

December 28, 2011

Since modern homo sapiens first appeared around 50,000 B.C., an estimated total of 108 billion people have lived on earth—which means that about 6.5% of all humans ever born are alive today. That’s a lot of bodies to feed, clothe and shelter, and economists, demographers, scientists and politicians have long fretted over our world’s ability to sustain humanity as it multiplies.

The good news, as we approach the 7 billion mark, is that we likely have the resources to sustain a population of that size. The bad news is that those resources aren’t always where the people are. Populations are booming…

To read the rest of the article in its entirety, go to http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2097389,00.html

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December 15, 2011

How to REALLY Use LinkedIn

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December 14, 2011

Five Popular Myths You Should Not Believe

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November 15, 2011

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November 9, 2011
10 Ways To Promote Your Business with $5

10 Ways To Promote Your Business with $5

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November 7, 2011

Warren Buffett - Businesses That Last

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October 14, 2011

The Power of Saying "I Don't Know"

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October 13, 2011

7 Not So Obvious Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

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