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  • Writer's pictureEric Hicks

Three Game-Changing Moves for Workplace Excellence

Moving your work performance to the next level is often a matter of intentionally starting new habits. With a few actionable changes, you can distinguish yourself and move toward excellence. Here are three things that will immediately change your game to help you stand out at work:

1. Cultivate an “Above and Beyond” Mindset. Thinking above and beyond is about proactively taking control and making things happen rather than just simply adjusting to a situation or waiting for something to happen. Actionable Step: At the start of each week, identify one area where you can go above and beyond your regular assignments. Whether it’s proposing a new project, streamlining a process, or helping a colleague, take the initiative to add new value to your team.

2. Master Being Present in the Moment. Effective communication is key in any workplace. It’s not just about talking; it’s about exchanging ideas, giving feedback, and listening actively. Actionable Step: Practice active listening in every interaction by summarizing what you’ve heard and asking clarifying questions. This will not only improve your understanding but also show your colleagues that you value their input.

3. Embrace Continuous Learning. The only constant in life is change, and the workplace is no exception. Those who commit to lifelong learning stay ahead of the curve. Actionable Step: Dedicate at least one hour each week to learning something new related to your field. This could be through online courses, webinars, or reading the latest industry publications. 

By implementing these strategies, you will begin to do the above average things that most are unwilling to do. You will also pave the way for a more fulfilling and successful career. Remember, excellence is not an act, but a habit. Start building these habits today and watch your work game move to the next level!

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