I read somewhere that a good employee will do what is necessary to get the job done, regardless of the barriers you put in his/her way (I’m paraphrasing, I’m sure). Recently, I find myself thinking a lot about what a good employee is…
I certainly have never been content with “good enough”. Does that make me a good employee? Lately, I’ve felt that this is more of a liability than valued trait. I’ve been lucky enough to surround myself with people that firmly believe the bar exists to be raised, but I find so many people content to benchmark against the average, rather than against the uncommonly successful. Honestly, I’m totally baffled. Have I been wrong all these years to benchmark against the best, and constantly push to hit those marks (then subsequently raise the bar yet again)?
I read a great article by Dr. Paul Wong today about what makes a great worker. While I got a lot out of it, I didn’t get an answer to my question… Am I a great worker?
I dunno… What about you. Do you agree with the articles points? How about my “raising the bar” issue?