MARILYN OMA ANONA writes: Be an outstanding employee.


Hello everyone, I just want to believe we all had a great day as an optimistic person I am. Well, no matter how today turned out, do not allow your zeal, passion and energy to depreciate.

You know I have always told you one thing. I did so even this morning. Life will never be easy the moment you choose to live instead of just existing. There will be hurdles on the way but at the end of the day, the result will be so juicy that you do not even recall all the stress and even when you do, you will be glad because they sharpened you into the fine person you are today.

This article is targetted on the employees, these are persons who work for other people for a pay. In a typical company or organisation, we often have a workforce that make up a team. These people are called the employees.

This article is about how to make your self an outstanding employee in what ever organisation you find yourself. This article will interest those who have a knack for success, excellence and recognition. It will interest those who know their strengths and believe that it will take them to the greatest height. It will interest the independent people.

Tonight, I am talking about how to be an OUTSTANDING employee.

Before I proceed, there is something I always do especially when I am involved in public speaking. I use real life instances to give my illustrations. This will enable you understand clearly and not see the topic being discussed as abstract.

Let’s go! First, I would like you to visualise yourself being the boss or employer… Okay now that you have done so, as an employer, what are the traits and things you look out for in an employee?
Who are the employees you can’t afford to lose?
Who are the employees you are dying to relieve of their duties?

Now put your self in the shoes of the employee again….
How much have you done?
How relevant are you?
Have you done enough to earn at least a good reference ?

I see we are getting somewhere…

Having occupied the positions of employee and employer and viewed things from both angles, these are some of the things that make you an outstanding employee….

1. You are so proactive
An outstanding employee is one whose brain is constantly working and trying to devise ways to see that the system which they are part of is working. They initiate and bring up ideas that work. They are very quick to make do with what ever limited resources available for maximum result to be achieved. A person like this stands out because while their colleagues are busy waiting on the employer or necessary authority to always tell them what to do, they are making things happen and always bringing positive surprises to the table.

You are innovative and full of ideas

An employee who is always bringing up ideas is one for keeps because great things start from ideas. The employer brings up ideas or projects to embark on to build up the company’s reference and brand. The employee who has the interest if their company pr organisation at heart will never run out of ideas to support the parent idea. This is because ideas springing out of us makes us fully involved in what ever venture we are part of. We don’t feel like a 3rd party. An employee with lots of ideas is usually outstanding.

You promote the company or organisation on the social media even at spare times.

Look at for that employee who despite having closed officially from work or is enjoying a nice weekend with their spouse makes out time to promote and advertise her organisation on the social media like FB, instagram, Twitter etc. That is an employee for keeps. It means she is proud of the company she belongs to and so keen to see it grow and become well known. Only outstanding employees act this way.

You stay composed even in the midst of intense pressure.

There are times when the pressure on the company or organisation is so much. It could be that they are not performing up to expectation probably because they are still new, or a new government policy is affecting them etc. At such times, the pressure on the company or organisation is clearly going to be on the employees. How composed and how solution focused the employee is at this time shows whether they are for keeps. The outstanding employee handles pressure perfectly.

You are always on the alert, quick response is your thing.

Have you ever worked with an employee or a colleague who would never reply official mails? Have you worked with one who doesn’t fail to reply even in the middle of the night. These points are sort of linked to one another. Now because of work pressure , employee A may deliberately refuse to reply because they don’t want to be pressured. But because the outstanding employee is solution focused, they would reply all mails and texts because they are eager to prove that they can’t belong to a system and it doesn’t work. They answer mails at all times because they know the importance.

You have a strong knack for excellence.

Excellence is the trademark of an outstanding employee. It of course reflects through what is achieved at the end of the day. It’s so glaring when some one is excellent in performance.

You care about and you know how financially well the company is doing.

You take your dressing seriously, you are always punctual and you observe work ethics.

Let me just round up, all these points and more make you an outstanding emoloyee. A company that is blessed with at least 50% of this type of employees will and must succeed.
What type of employee are you? The outstanding one? The one so relevant or the one who just occupies space?

I hope that you are outstanding, you can work towards it if you are not.

Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!

Oma is saying, LIVE WELL AND SUCCEED… Make it work !


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