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Chapter 7. The Winning Combination > The Person Management Is Looking for Is

The Person Management Is Looking for Is

  1. someone who strives to work close to her (or his) personal potential regardless of the level at which fellow workers are performing. She is always trying to close her personal productivity gap, even if others are content to do only what they have to in order to keep their jobs. She is self-motivating. She takes a professional approach to her job and gains real satisfaction when she does it well.

  2. someone who is never completely satisfied with her personal potential. She believes that she can always improve it a little. She truly believes in lifelong learning. She takes advantage of any training that the company will provide. She continues to read and study on her own. She is always learning more and more about the job ahead of her. She may even continue her formal education by attending classes at a nearby adult education center, junior college, or university. Although she is realistic about her potential, she does not go along with the idea that a person is born with a certain potential that cannot be changed. She will continue to learn and to prepare for new opportunities.

  3. someone who believes human relations is important. She puts people and the development of good human-relations skills ahead of machines, statistics, procedures, and credentials. She accepts responsibility for building strong relationships as an interesting and inevitable challenge. She is highly productive, and at the same time she protects her relationships with people. She does this with a sense of humor and personal understanding. She is proud of the fact that she is a good person with whom most people like to work. She endeavors to keep all relations on a sincere level. She does all of this because she knows that she contributes to the productivity of her department in two ways: through her personal work effort and through the relationships she builds with her fellow employees. She refuses to sacrifice one for the other, and she constantly tries to keep them in proper balance.

  4. someone who makes a point of being loyal to her company or organization. Being loyal does not mean that she automatically accepts all of the policies and practices that filter down from the top. Far from it. She accepts the responsibility for making changes, but she remains loyal to her company while fighting for changes. She feels that her company deserves her best effort. She refuses to let human-relations problems, the negative attitudes of others, or personal disappointments slow her down.

Hazel asked the director a second question: “How many employees will I find in this company who have all of the four plus factors?”


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