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Hats Off to the Superstars

February 10, 2010

superstarI’ve been talking a lot recently about my frustration and utter disbelief with folks who aren’t willing to take the necessary steps to rise above the mediocre. I’d like to shift the focus a bit today.

Let’s talk about those individuals who always take it to the next level to meet and typically exceed your expectations. You know who I’m talking about. The superstars.

Are you one of them?

Defining Stardom

Let’s be clear up front. I am not talking about “yes-men.” You know, those people who choose to go along with whatever the boss (regardless of the boss) says? Not them. I’m talking about the true superstars. Those who think for themselves, understand the corporate objective, and find creative, innovative and effective ways to move toward that goal – even if it’s outside the norm.

I love working with these people.

Superstars have great ideas for how to achieve any challenge tossed their way. They don’t worry that “we’ve always done it this way.” They’re more than willing to tackle any obstacle, and they take all the “oh-my-gosh-how-are-we-ever-going-to-do-this-and-get-it-done-on-time” catastrophes with grace and panache.

These are your go-to people. If you think about it for a minute, you’ll be able to figure out who the superstars are in your company. Who’s the one person you’d turn to to get something done that had to be done on time, within budget and done right?

That’s your superstar. Is it you?

Achieving Stardom

Do you want it to be you? Achieving superstardom isn’t rocket science. It simply means you have to have an open mind, be willing to work hard, make informed, yet quick decisions and be willing to accept the risk/reward for those decisions.

Sounds pretty simple, right? (That’s because it is.) It really comes down to willingly meeting the needs of others to help them fulfill their goals. In doing so, you’ll end up fulfilling your own.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about how you’ve acheived superstardom. Drop me a line. Today’s your day to shine!

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