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9 Characteristics of Top Performers

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

4. Be a Born Networker

A Go-To doesn’t always go solo. Often his success is predicated on his ability to assemble, delegate and consolidate people and processes to a desired end. He knows where to get answers and ideas because he has built relationships with people of varied backgrounds and abilities. And we're not talking about just having 500+ LinkedIn contacts or 1,000 Facebook friends (although that can certainly be a plus). You also need to have contacts at every level within your own organization.

The Go-To might not know the answer, but he knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who does.