We like people
At minimum: You are able to respond fully to the tasks at hand, you execute against the requirements of your role within your scope of influence. You are proud of the work you produce and you are aware that it’s not only about you, others depend on you. You know that if each of us do the best we can, and focus on quality and value even in the smallest of tasks, only then will our clients get the premium service we promise. You are driven and prioritize achieving outcomes and results that make an impact for our clients and/or our team.
Beyond: You are able to conscientiously respond to any situation. This goes beyond your ability to just follow through/execute tasks. You can think independently and come up with the right solutions even when there is no one there to tell you what to do. If you see a problem that needs to be addressed, you feel it’s up to you to make a difference. You start with the end in mind and know how to recognize and prioritize the most impactful opportunities first. You don’t just wait for the hours to pass, but you feel responsible to deliver real value and unlock growth.
At minimum: You take a strong interest in your own growth and development. You believe that achievements are due to effort rather than just talent. So you take small steps each day towards your goals. You are open to feedback and see value in criticism. You are learning from your mistakes and are not repeating them. You admit when you don’t know something and you are willing to learn and relearn. You are sharing your knowledge with your peers so that they become better as well.
Beyond: You are comfortable to ask tough questions, seek out challenging tasks yourself and take on risks. You practice consciously getting out of your comfort zone and seeking out new perspectives. You take a multidisciplinary approach, going out of your primary expertise and finding learnings and patterns from seemingly unrelated areas. You are inspired by the growth and success of others. Knowing that you don’t know everything, you role model the idea-meritocracy culture.
At minimum: You seek improvements in your day to day activities. Rather than being rigid you are adapting to adversity and you are not letting challenges defeat you. In general you are a non-conformist, you won’t blindly follow rules or do things because they have always been done that way.. You possess intellectual humility, which is connected with you being a growth seeker, having a humble mindset in the face of new information, open to new ideas of how things can be done better. Even small improvements you make over things in your immediate scope, make us better and a step ahead as a whole.
Beyond: You go one step further and not only you are becoming better at your role but you innovate within and outside your role. You are not fixating on your own ideas, but rather remain open to explore different perspectives before closing in on the outcome. At the same time you provide criticism to others’ actions and ideas openly but respectfully. You simply want the best ideas to win. You are practicing the lean approach in all you do and you proactively find issues and challenges to be solved ahead of time. Being in the status quo sends shivers down your spine.