We all want to be that valuable employee. The one who gives smart presentations. The one who always has practical advice and a solid hold on corporate strategy. The employee that climbs the ladder to success—not by stepping on other people, but because he or she is truly an asset to the company. We all want to be that person.
But how? When time and money are as tight as they are today, how can someone position him- or herself to essentially become the “super employee”? Simple: Become a shortcut.
According to Scott G. Halford [http://www.beashortcut.com/the-author/], author of Be A Shortcut: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success, “Shortcuts are individuals and companies that function like lifelines to the people and organizations that most depend on them. They are available when needed, they humbly perform tasks without complaint, they are masters of their own specific skill, and they always present a positive attitude.”
If you’re interested in more about what Halford has to say, check out the following interview conducted by Voice America Business’s Dr. Relly Nadler. On the program, Halford discusses his insight into the human experience, as well as leadership development, the leaders who have influenced him the most, and so on. You can also visit Halford’s company’s Web site, where you can find more information about him and his success practices. Or if you are interested in finding more leadership titles to your collection, be sure to look at our Leadership Collection.