One characteristic that can help you stand out!
Every one who is in a competitive world wants to stand out and gets identified as a valuable person to the team, to the organization and to the external world, unless he/she thinks they are obliging the company by their presence (Pun intended).
Then why in a team of 3 or more generally only one gets identified as a most valuable contributor or maybe just 2. This is not a “how to post” for beating the competition, neither it will help you be more productive. It will do nothing of that sort, just to set the expectations right.
Ever wondered why most of us put in the same amount of effort but the only handful of people gets noticed. One of the key characteristics which a person need on a day to day life to stand out is “diligence”. While running the company for 4 years and having been able to interface with many people on the day to day basis, I clearly felt that people who put in diligence in their work stood out as a differentiator.
There was never a chance when the diligence got unnoticed. It also softly expresses your focus and dedication to the work. Most of the time, I noticed that the small mistakes which happened could have been eliminated had the person put in some diligence.
The good thing about diligence is that the presence is quiet but its absence is noisy and gets noticed very easily.