Remarkable employees spend significant time helping others succeed: their companies, employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, etc.
But remarkable employees also help themselves succeed, both for selfish reasons and because their success creates success for others.
Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Do you want to stand out based on go, not show? Here are some great ways:
1. Be first, but with a purpose.
Many people try to be the first to arrive each day. That’s great, but what do you do with that time? Organize your thoughts? Get a jump on email?
Instead of taking care of your stuff, do something visibly worthwhile for the company. Take care of unresolved problems from the day before. Set things up so it’s easier for other employees to hit the ground running when they come in. Chip away at a project others ignore.