Robert Mayer and Robin Taylor Symons, partners in the Miami office, co-authored an article for the Business Monday section of the December 5 edition of the Miami Herald entitled "Strong Employee Traits Can Often Lead to Promotion."
"Stand-out employees can advance - even in this economy. At some organizations, working your way up the corporate ladder is clear and objective; at others, the track is more opaque." Mayer and Symons provided subjective and objective factors that are often taken into consideration with candidates competing against equally talented peers for a limited number of opportunities. Employees can distinguish themselves by consistent demonstration of these attributes:
- They show up.
- They anticipate.
- They give their best work.
- They treat everyone with respect.
- They exceed expectations.
- They make their enthusiasm known and have an elevator speech at the ready.
- They develop their own franchises.
"Employees who want to advance commit to hard work, long hours, collegiality and professional development. They have an excuse-free mindset, keep track of their successes and learn from their mistakes. It is a lifestyle choice."
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