Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to be a Successful Executive

Successful executive

  
Success at work is about performance and how valuable you are in the eyes of your employer. Here are the things that you can do to be ahead and stay ahead of the competition. 


  • Set goals: Having a goal is to focus your attention and direct your energy in getting the right things done. There is room at the top to achieve your career goals so that you are able to go where you want to go and do what you want to do. 

·        Plan and organize: Getting things done smoothly can be achieved with proper planning and organization. On a daily basis always prepare a to-do list in advance to execute your daily tasks.

  • High EQ and people skills: Know your mood and be able to control your negative emotions such as anger, resentment and hatred. Understand the feelings of others and know the right time to approach them and get things done. 

  • Continuous learning: Be well-informed to stay up-to-date. Get connected with the right people to understand the current topics. Catch up with the latest events that are happening around you and find out how these events are impacting you.  

  • Creative: Work better by thinking of smart ways to do things. Your unique ideas will get you ahead of others.
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  • A trusted and valued employee: What can you contribute? Can you reduce expenses, boost revenue, increase productivity or promote a better image of the establishment? Provide value and get things done and deliver more than expected on time. Build yourself into a trusted brand.    

  • Positive self image: When you dress smartly and appropriately, you tell others that you care about yourself and it is an indication of how you get things done. Always wear a smile and greet people to acknowledge their presence.

  • Do more: Productivity is about more efficient and effective in getting things done in less time. People with multi-skilled are highly sought after by employers. It is because you can take on more jobs normally done by more than one person. Take courses or attend classes to acquire other essential skills.

  • Peak Performance: To perform at your best is to be focus and mindful at work. You take deserving breaks instead of working non-stop to avoid unnecessary stress. You exercise regularly and eat nutritiously to boost your energy.

  • Problem solving: Your job is also measured by how creative you are in solving problems. The best approach is to take proactive action and preventive measures to avoid getting into troubles in the first place.


To be successful is to get the right things done relentlessly and continuously. It is your performance that counts.  

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