Choosing to be an "Value-Added" Employee

916607_red_apple_and_yellow_apples We may not think that we have many choices when it comes to going to work each day and the job that we do, but in-fact we have many choices.

The first is our attitude in which we will do our job that day, it can vary throughout the day, but we always have the choice on what it will be.

The next choice is what will I give to my work today.  Will I do my job the best that I can?.  All too many times this second question gets lost and our thinking becomes more like “what should my employer/job be giving me today?”

Not that this is totally wrong because our work situations are best when it is a win-win, and have balance.  It is when we start leaning more toward the “give me” side that our vision gets blurred.

In creating that win-win balance we need to make sure that we are an “value-added” employee. What I mean by this is that we are more focused on what value we can add to our employer, their business, those we work with and serve.

Taking the opportunities to stand out by focusing on what extra we can do, how we can assist others more and having a positive attitude.  How can we be more constructive when there are issues to handle and setting high work standards for yourself.

Ask yourself these questions…when my employer thinks of me do they see someone who stands out from the rest?  Do I add value to their place of business?

Start today on your way to work thinking of ways that you can be a “value-added” employee and then do them, become an employee that does stand out from the rest.

“Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them”  ~ Stephen Covey


4 thoughts on “Choosing to be an "Value-Added" Employee

  1. Tina,

    I’m amazed at how you can overcome the circumstances of the day when you have the discipline to make the decision to have a good attitude no matter what happens. This is not easy to do all the time! But I’ve found when I’m determined to have a good attitude and have a good day, then I overcome the things that might take me to a negative place.

    • Greg, I didn’t say it was always easy… But I think you have it by your saying when you determined to have a good day those negative things that come your way are easier to overcome. Sometimes I need to step outside the door shake bad attitude off and put the right one on and then step back inside. And my staff has the same option to re-group when something rattles them.

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