- 2nd March 2012
- Posted by: clivebarrett
- Category: The Leader Board
THE Best is yet to come – that was the thinking of football fans in the 1960s and ’70s when preparing to watch a certain George Best strut his stuff.
Well, being the best in whatever job or role you find yourself in is probably your goal and there are certain aspects of your character you can consider when trying to make yourself better.
Firstly, creativity, imagination, call it what you will – challenge yourself to find different ways of achieving a certain task. Take criticism in the spirit it is intended, to help you, and make sure when you are handing it out that it is constructive and based around helping the individual improve. Say ‘well done’ when it is appropriate.
Don’t stick to a tried and trusted formula, such as selling techniques you might have used over many years. There is the old adage ‘stick to what you know best.’ And that might be what made you the successful person you are today. However, be flexible. Allow yourself to move with the times. Be adventurous.
Also, be enthusiastic, energised and show people you are excited about what you’re doing. Show them you care and they will care too. Try to copy what other people do well. Model yourself on someone you admire. And always be receptive to learning.
Attention to detail in areas such as finance, to make sure you are aware of profit/sales in the business environment is also important. Be on the ball. Be the best.