It’s difficult, in the swirl of the day-to-day of getting things done, for everyone in your organization to fully see each other.
What you can look out for, though, are moments of greatness, those glimpses of someone shining in ways only they can shine, delivering something that is truly exceptional.
This reminds us what to look out for, and it reminds us how to get noticed.
“Exceptional” “shining” and “greatness” don’t need to be flashy.
You can be exceptionally responsive, exceptionally amazing at hitting deadlines, exceptionally quick to help out a colleague.
You can shine at research, shine at learning new skills, shine at building relationships of trust that allow your organization to hear real feedback.
You can be great at collaboration, great at giving constructive feedback, and great at helping colleagues be courageous.
Go above and beyond in ways that make a real difference, expect that in yourself and in others, and always be on the lookout for glimpses of people at their best.