Saturday, 18 February 2017

7 Traits Of Highly Productive People (Anyone Can Master In Less Than 21 Days)

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7 Traits Of Highly Productive People (Anyone Can Master In Less Than 21 Days)

“Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate non performing individuals in important jobs.” ~ Peter F. Drucker
You are heading towards the top if you consistently work at improving your performance at whatever level you may be. Hard work is interestingly important but not enough to raise the bar high in a typical competitive industry - you need to augment hard work with some critical skills.

Working hard and getting outstanding results is almost entirely dependent on the kinds of skills or traits you have acquired or developed over time.

Want to be a highly productive person? Here are 7 Traits Of Highly Productive People that are capable of being learned. These traits will not only help boost your productivity, enhance your performance but will also make you a kingpin at your workplace:

1. Calmness.
Having a high degree of calmness, tolerance and being composed when dealing with other people will make you a highly productive person.
“The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet.” ~ Seneca 
Always be prepared to face different kind of people daily, some of them are difficult people who can unnerve a person. No matter how hard the push maybe, don’t counterattack or react swiftly - instead take a deep breath to calm your mind and then think carefully about your next words and actions.

2. Effective Communication Skills
Effective communication is the most essential ingredient for personal and career success. Through clear and correct communication you can improve your quality of service and capture helpful customers' reviews.
“Communication works for those who work at it.” ~ John Powell 
You must make good communication an ongoing study and discipline in order to be highly productive in any field.

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3. Exceptional Memory
Highly productive people are super good at retaining, recalling, and reviving relevant facts or learned information. The capacity to remember and apply lessons from past experiences or events to present situation(s) is what makes the difference between highly productive people and others.

While some people are born with this trait, most highly productive people developed a strong memory over time through consistent practice and progressive learning.

Having the ability to recognize how lessons from past events can be useful in the future will make any worker a great force to be reckoned with in any organization. Thus, accelerating his/her speed into leadership position at the organization.

4. Diplomacy
Highly productive people know how to deal with other people in a sensitive and tactful way. A person's ability to succeed at a given career over time, depends significantly on his ability to manage people (colleagues and customers).

“Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.” ~ Isaac Newton 
Diplomacy is a non-negotiable trait every success oriented person must possess in any field. Very often there are situations where either a customer or colleague is irate over something, a diplomatic dealing helps in diffusing such explosive moments. A diplomatic approach is the most effective way by which difficult people can be pacified.

5. Problem Solving Ability
Highly productive people know that whoever approaches them at workplace is either a prospect or customer who invariably needs help and they are always ready to help.
“Do not focus on money, instead focus on a problem that needs to be solved for the will follow you as a bi-product.” ~ Manoj Arora
The better your ability to solve people’s problem the faster you become highly productive. Use creative reasoning, past experiences, learned information and other available resources to solve people's problems at the shortest possible time. Remember, just one  pleased customer is all you need to improve your sales volume.

6. Research Skills
Highly productive people often engage themselves in researching or exploring available materials or information in order to establish better ways of doing things towards achieving impressive results. They go the extra-mile to uncover relevant facts that would enhance workplace performances and productivity.
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
Prospects or customers see every worker in any given company as a reference point; the more and better information you have regarding your organization, products or services, and customers - the calmer you will be and the better your inputs.

“Never assume that you have all the information, or that the information you have is correct.” Always update yourself consistently. With Google at the tip of your fingers, it’s easy to find answers to lots of questions.

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7. Attention To Details
As far as productivity is concerned, the old adage - “Little things mean a lot” is especially true. To be highly productive in any walk (s) of life, you must be good at picking up on little things, especially those important but mostly overlooked things.

“A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.”      ~ John Foster Dulles
This is an exceptional attribute that will definitely improve your relevance over time in any organization. Every value creating profession just like the one you're into, requires a reasonable amount of attention to details; with this trait, you can easily recognize customers’ unmet needs and then respond appropriately.

So, what other trait would you like to add? I would love to hear your thoughts on this post, kindly use the comment section to say something. Thanks!

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