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Why You’re on the Payroll

why-on-payrollIt’s about time someone said it…

most job descriptions are…

a joke…

a tool for CYA … (covering your a@#)

a complete waste of time…

Regardless of your talents, experience, and responsibilities, this is why you are on the payroll and what you are REALLY hired to do… (in no particular order)

  • surprise and delight
  • go the extra mile
  • exceed expectations
  • focus on solutions
  • elevate the conversation
  • challenge assumptions
  • inspire excellence
  • practice integrity
  • raise standards
  • contribute ideas
  • deliver results
  • meet deadlines
  • be accountable
  • take risks
  • ask challenging questions
  • set a good example
  • make everything count
  • think
  • solve problems
  • love your customers
  • persevere in spite of obstacles
  • fight for principle
  • showcase your art
  • demonstrate best practices
  • become brilliant on the basics
  • act with urgency
  • initiate ideas
  • honor your commitments
  • keep your promises
  • make good decisions
  • play to your strengths
  • learn from mistakes
  • fail forward
  • be proud of yourself
  • build a legacy

EVERYTHING else revolves around the technical elements of your vocation.

In today’s world, simply showing up, going through the motions, and only doing what’s on your written job description is not sufficient and completely unacceptable.

WHAT TO DO NOW? Share your two cents worth on this new take on job descriptions and responsibilities.

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