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Robert Mayer and Robin Taylor Symons, partners in Gordon & Rees’  Miami office, co-authored an article for the Business Monday section of the December 5 edition of the Miami Herald entitled “Strong Employee Traits Can Often Lead to Promotion.” 

“Stand-out employees can advance – even in this economy.  At some organizations, working your way up the corporate ladder is clear and objective; at others, the track is more opaque.”  Mayer and Symons provided  subjective and objective factors that are often taken into consideration with candidates competing against equally talented peers for a limited number of opportunities.  Employees can distinguish themselves by consistent demonstration of these attributes:

  • They show up.
  • They anticipate.
  • They give their best work.
  • They treat everyone with respect.
  • They exceed expectations.
  • They make their enthusiasm known and have an elevator speech at the ready.
  • They develop their own franchises.

“Employees who want to advance commit to hard work, long hours, collegiality and professional development.  They have an excuse-free mindset, keep track of their successes and learn from their mistakes.  It is a lifestyle choice.”

To read the complete article, please click here.

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