Aureus Group recently celebrated employee successes at our Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 6 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in LaVista. Nearly 400 employees throughout C&A Industries (parent company of Aureus Group) attended the event, which was kicked off with a keynote presentation by Scott Christopher, co-author of the best selling book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up, who spoke on the importance of having fun at work.
Aureus Group was the proud winner of several awards including the team Business Builder Award for the Executive division and individual awards for Mike T. with the Finance and Accounting division, who won the Rising Star award, and Jon D. from the Executive division, who won both the Highest Gross Margin and President’s Club awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!
These employees and so many others at C&A continue to illustrate how hard work and dedication can garner amazing results, but their achievements go far beyond recognition for top sales. Being a standout employee is about more than earning an award, it’s about earning the respect of your peers, just like Aureus Group’s top employees have done. To become a star, focus on the process, not the results.
Here are some suggestions:
- Stay on top of your industry. Spending just 15 to 20 minutes per day doing some research on your business and industry will keep you more up to date than most of your peers.
- Find out how you can be more valuable. Ask managers how you can contribute more. You may get a chance to work on innovative projects that help the company achieve its goals.
- Take up the tough assignments. Volunteer for jobs others don’t want to tackle. Your team peers will appreciate it—and the boss will notice, too.
- Lend your colleagues a hand. When others are struggling to get their work done, offer to help them. But don’t take on too much; you don’t want to get distracted from your own work.
- Give others credit. Don’t hog the glory. Acknowledge the help you receive from your co-workers, and they’ll be more willing to support you in the future.
- Be patient. Becoming a star won’t happen overnight. If you expect too much too soon, you’ll just set yourself up for disappointment. Keep a sense of perspective about getting ahead.