STEADY PERFORMERS ARE RELIABLE AND FULL OF POTENTIAL
As a steady performer, you come to work and you do your job well. You are reliable and do what you need to do. However, you have the potential to become a leading contributor. With the right drive and motivation, you can become a top performer for your organization. Your development starts with you, so let’s dive into how you can leverage your strengths and become a leader.
IDENTIFY YOUR MOTIVATORS
- What gets you inspired to come to work and perform at your best? Is it validation from others or the prospect of a raise? Is there a specific aspect of your work that you enjoy best? Identifying what motivates us, whether it is external or internal, can help us to leverage those motivators to keep us excited and engaged throughout our work experience.
- Want to learn more about different types of motivators? Visit Building Motivation and Engagement.
SET SMART GOALS AND CHECKPOINTS
- As a Steady Performer, you have the foundation ready to be built upon. By establishing SMART goals, you can start to build up your performance and grow to become a core contributor. The most important part about setting a goal is that you establish/schedule checkpoints. If we don’t check-in and adjust our goals regularly, we will simply forget about them and not achieve what we set out to accomplish.
- To learn more about setting SMART goals, visit Goal-Setting in Truvelop.
IDENTIFY AND LEVERAGE YOUR STRENGTHS
- We all have strengths and growth areas. If we can capitalize on our strengths, we can start contributing at a higher level. By strengthening our greatest talents, we can become experts in our various domains. Additionally, most people enjoy doing things that they are good at. If you can determine what you are best at, you can start leveraging that strength more frequently, keeping your morale high.
IDENTIFY ANY OBSTACLES HOLDING YOU BACK:
You are currently a steady performer, but you have the potential to be a leading or core contributor. Is there anything that is holding you back from reaching your full potential?
Think about your day-to-day performance. What are your greatest areas for growth? How can you develop these areas? Are there any additional training opportunities? Meet with your Manager to determine how you can fine-tune your performance.
When you approach a challenge, do you see it as an opportunity to grow, or do you want to avoid it? How do you interact with your peers? Approaching your work with a positive attitude can help to take you to the next level.
How autonomous are you in your work? Do you prefer a more hands-on approach from your Manager, or are you someone who likes to do their work by themselves and then receive feedback? Having these conversations about how you like to be managed can help everyone get on the same page, and help you to receive the appropriate support.
Everybody works a little bit differently. People have different strengths and growth areas. Work with your Manager to determine how to best approach your development. Whether it’s attending additional training, building more motivation, fine-tuning your strengths, or establishing a stronger direction with a new goal, we know that you have the potential to be successful and grow to become a leading contributor. Your Manager is here to support you in a way that is going to be most beneficial for your specific needs, but that starts with productive and transparent communication about where you are right now, and where you want to go. Request a Spark or Evaluation today to start the conversation.