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for 22 July 1998. Updated every WEEKDAY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filler 7.22.98

THE VEAL PEN'S HOTTEST NEW STARS

[Source: "Star Search" (Q&A with Robert E. Kelley, author of How to Be a Star at Work), People magazine, 7/13/98]

"Stars are the small handful of people in any work environment who outproduce and outshine everyone else.... [T]hey're often referred to as 10-for-one-ers, meaning that one of them is worth 10 average workers."

 
"An important [strategy a star uses] is initiative: identifying unassigned work that is critical but is no one's responsibility - like upgrading your company's computer software."

 
"Too often, average performers take initiative only for tangential things, like volunteering to organize the company picnic."

 
"There's self-management: thinking about what work is really important. Instead of checking things off your to-do list, worry about what should get on your to-do list."

 
"There's also perspective. Stars realize they have to understand multiple points of view and ask themselves, 'How does my boss think about this? The customers? The competitors?'"

 

"[Stars] also realize that if you help other people succeed, they're going to help you."

 

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