Being able to see opportunities clearly is the foundation of one’s ability to capture the opportunities for growth within an organization. In today’s business climate; companies seek top achievers; aka, ‘key contributors’ to help push the company forward. People who not only contribute individually; but also as a cohesive team members.
My own thoughts relating to company culture… I always liked to say that it is important to hire people who are ‘like-minded’. Then I asked myself what it would be like to work with people like me all day. In re-defining my own statement; what I realized is that it is important to have team members who share and understand the ‘core values and ideologies’ of the organization and have the same integrity when it comes to supporting the company culture. I believe that developing a strong organizational culture comes from achieving a balance of ‘like-minded’ individuals complemented by individuals who further complement the viewpoints, ideas and suggestions of others. More importantly; I believe a balance of these personalities helps bring the team together to expand creativity and further creates the necessary synergy to develop innovative solutions to everyday problems. Overall; passion, trust and shared values are the glue that holds an organizations team together. Once you have a ‘TEAM’ that unilaterally works together; this forms the foundation that brings workplace diversity, organizational strength, and endless opportunities for employees personally and professionally.
The Top ’15’ Attributes A Key Contributor Possess…
2- Personal and Professional Demeanor
3- Entrepreneurial Spirit, A Drive to Excel
4- Process Oriented
6- Strategic Thinker
7- Detailed Oriented
8- Strong Intuition
9- People Oriented
10- Consummate Leadership
11- Possess Multi-Cultural Sensitivity
13- Has Integrity, Acts With Honesty
14- Self-Confident & Self Motivated Work Style
15- Open-Minded and always willing to learn
You will often find that contributors at this level also possess a tireless and limitless energy and enthusiasm; a “can do anything attitude” and a ”win-win” mentality. They also possess a mindset of innovative thinking, creative ideas, often, wit, humor, inspiration and spontaneity. Key contributors often take advantage of opportunities and options, experience life to its fullest, focus on best case possibilities, stay busy and on the go, and apply purpose, passion and pride with every journey they embark on. Know anyone like this? Share if you feel like they contribute in this manner.
Looking for a good book on the subject, suggested reading;
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Paperback – by Michael E. Gerber