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9 Characteristics of Top Performers

Find Out What It Takes to Become a "Go-To" Employee

2. Be Self-Assured

A Go-To would tell you, "Be proud of your strengths." Forget about those pesky deficiencies we all have, and focus on what you do well. Quit worrying that you aren’t an eloquent public speaker and acknowledge that you can rock a brainstorming session. 

Confidence begets confidence if you can back it up with results. Look for opportunities to use and showcase your unique skills. You may not be tapped for the conference speech (thank goodness), but you know you can lead an excellent breakout session. A Go-To knows why he or she is a top performer and uses that to his/her advantage.