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Top Qualities of a Great Employee & How to Become a Superstar at Work



Summary:

In this episode of the Optimistic American, Paul Johnson, and Dr. Emily Bashah share their insights on various topics about personal and professional development. The discussion includes the qualities of a great employee, self-sabotage, personal growth, leadership, and empowerment.


According to Johnson, fairness is essential in public companies, while efficiency and leadership are the key factors in private firms. Confidence, being a team player, communication, adaptability, problem-solving, and a positive attitude are the most important qualities of an outstanding employee.


Paul and Emily also discuss the victim mindset and the power of hope, courage, and stamina in difficult situations. They recommend being self-aware, developing emotional intelligence, and understanding core beliefs to grow professionally. Paul recommends reading the book "The Power of Ted" to shift from a victim mindset to the empowerment model. They suggest that instead of playing the victim role, employees should ask questions, understand employer biases, and take responsibility for their actions.


Here are some of the key points:

  • Confidence, being a team player, communication, adaptability, problem-solving, and a positive attitude are the most important qualities of an outstanding employee.

  • Self-sabotage, poor conflict resolution skills, and faulty thinking can negatively affect personal and professional lives.

  • Emotional states can be tied to one's thoughts and situation.

  • Everyone has the capacity to be a leader, and leadership skills can be learned and earned.

  • The victim mindset is powerful, and instead of playing the victim role, employees should ask questions to employers and understand their biases to get better.

  • The importance of credibility, being nice to others, and emotional intelligence in the workplace.

  • Having the courage and stamina to keep going in difficult situations is crucial.

  • Practicing openness, hearing alternative perspectives, and taking risks are important for personal and professional growth.

How does this fit in the Hierarchy of Agency?

Be Accountable for Yourself! Having the ability to see yourself as you truly are is the beginning of a humbling road to carving excellence for yourself. Humility allows greater knowledge of yourself and conducts your behavior in the world. And remember! You are Part of Something Awesome! No one has created greatness alone. Take responsibility for your own actions and respect those who have spent their time teaching and loving others.


Learn More About the Hierarchy of Agency!


 

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