WOW Word-Of-the-Week #510: Invaluable

May 14, 2014 by  

Invaluable having great value that is impossible to calculate; priceless.

How knowledgeable are you when it comes to your job? Would your peers consider you an expert in any area? Are you reliable when it comes to getting an assignment done? Do your managers and co-workers trust that you will do what you say you will do?

This week’s WOW comes from long time friend and subscriber, Joe. This seemed perfect after the last series on branding that focused on:

B = Builda invaluable
R = Reflect
A = Actions Speak
N = Network Nonstop
D = Decide Today

He writes, “Someone told me a number of years ago that all we have in this life after everything is taken away is our name and our reputation. We have to work hard professionally in order to keep that good name and reputation. 

In this day and age of corporate, branding seems to be the catch word. How we cultivate that brand will go a long way toward determining how far we go. Being knowledgeable in what it is we do is key. Since people talk in offices, once we are known for being knowledgeable in a way that will help others in the office. That is how we become “experts” to our co-workers. Word then spreads and we become the go-to people to solve problems.

The second is reliability. If we are seen as reliable and can get the job done for people in the office, co-workers will feel comfortable about coming to us at deadline. We will not only be there, but take care of rushes.

Finally, trust. We can obtain the trust of our co-workers by our consistency. Trust is also the hardest to obtain and to keep. Building trust on a daily basis is key. Once we do that, we can be invaluable not only to our co-workers but to the company in general.”

This week’s focus is on being invaluable. What value do you bring to your organization? Are you known as “the go-to person” to solve a problem? Do your peers feel comfortable coming to you when they need help? Do you have the trust of your co-workers and supervisors?

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