CWC #3

Do you do more than is asked of you?

If you never do, believe me it has been noted. Leaders learn very quickly who among their team will do only what is asked and no more, and if that is you, it’s hurting your career. Leaders need team members who take initiative and think beyond a checklist. Those who don’t are often considered plodders at best and slackers at worst. However, if you always do more than is asked of you, you may become overwhelmed, burned out or bitter.  This is what we call a boundary issue.

Learn to find a happy medium. Choose with intent. One question you can ask yourself when presented with choice about whether to go above and beyond is: will my additional actions provide additional value, or am I just doing this out of habit or to get a pat on the back?

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