5 Ways To Become A High Value Asset In Your Company

To be seen by your company and peers as a high value asset involves you doing more than achieving or exceeding sales targets or generating the most new business quarter after quarter.

Let’s start with a definition of a high value asset. It’s a person, product or service that plays a significant and usually visible role in consistently driving an organization’s short and long-term financial success. But remember, high value assets don’t perform in isolation. Even the most productive sales person who posts huge sales based on their skill and drive, seemingly without the support of other team members, can never act solely on their own.

Likewise, assets such as revenue generating products and services rely on the support of the organization to be successful. Human or not, every high value asset relies on the support of the organization. As effective as you feel you may be, it is only your managers, peers and clients who decide how effective you are. They base their views on how you interact with others in going about your work, and how you make others feel about themselves and the organization.

Creating sales and profitability are obviously vital to the success of your organization and career. Your “high-value” role includes your ability to relate on a personal level with your managers, peers, clients, prospects and vendors.

Here are five tips on how to become a high value asset to your organization today and down the road.

Define your goals and strategy

Be clear about your business goals and have a well-defined strategy in place to help you achieve them. Fully understand your strengths and identify areas that need improvement. Decide whether to focus on capitalizing on your strengths or working on your weaknesses, or ideally doing both. Your choice here is best based on your personality, and ability and appetite for taking on new challenges.

Keep your promises, but be realistic

Ensure that the promises you make to clients and colleagues are realistic. This includes setting and meeting your own work deadlines, sharing referrals and industry information, and being punctual and reliable. Go beyond your job description and strive to do better with realistic and new business ideas that make the process and work environment better for everyone.

Consider personal and external factors that could potentially disrupt your plans. Factor in the reality of constant change and remain ready to adapt to change, good or bad.

At the same time, get comfortable with the

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

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