Are you troubled because you’ve not got the salary increment you wanted? Does your manager always call your peer to discuss important work issues and not you? Well, this is not surprising as there are many who feel the same way.
The issue does not lie in the work you do or your ability to surpass your peers, the problem lies in the way you leverage your capabilities and grow in a team atmosphere.
Here are some tips to help you outperform your colleagues, get your manager’s recognition and ultimately outshine others with your performance.
Adopt an optimistic approach
Your outlook to life is reflected in your behaviours. If you come from a sphere of positivity, it will echo in everything you do. People automatically drift towards people with upbeat force. Therefore, it is clear that a team member, who is resourceful and result-oriented, will naturally stand out from a crowd.
Have strong work principles
Work principles are as imperative to an employee’s success as a good job is. Harvard Business Review recently asked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the most celebrated players in basketball history, which is more important, talent or practice. He responded saying, “To really excel, you need both. But a good work ethic trumps lazy talent every time.”
Help others and share knowledge with new colleagues
Not everyone has leadership qualities, but when you have it – flaunt it. In a restricted team environment where there are similar personality types and job talents, you don’t get too many big chances to stand out. However, an unusual possibility to induct a new colleague, guiding them and sharing your knowledge will offer you the opportunity to establish yourself as a leader amongst your peers.
Work hard to improve yourself and become an expert
No matter what field you work in, it is perhaps safe to say you have rivals both within the organization and outside. There are those internal peers who are eying your job and there are those outside your company who aspire for it too!
Finally, do remember there is more to gain by radiating in a team than trying to outperform the team.