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Going Beyond the Call of Duty

By November 14, 2017April 1st, 2018No Comments
oliver wendell holmes, jr, associate justice of the supreme court, at his desk, black and white, suit and tie, all about duty and honor

Are you the kind of person who regularly goes beyond the call of duty while at work? If so, you are differentiating yourself among your peers.

Traci*, a friend of mine, recently started a new job. On her first day, she was asked to perform a task not in her job description. Rather than resist and complain, she chose to embrace the assignment as an opportunity to expand her horizons.

In the few months she has spent in her new assignment, she has made many friends. She has gained valuable experiences in several interrelated disciplines, like sales, marketing, human resources, and information technology.

As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” Her willingness to eagerly pursue opportunities beyond her call of duty is a sure indicator of her future success with her current employer.

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Are you willing to differentiate yourself by going beyond the call of duty?

* Name changed

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Duane Bailey

Duane Bailey is a regular contributor to The Chief Storyteller® online conversation. He has helped organizations of all sizes drive growth in revenues and market share through the development and delivery of key business messages that resonate with target audiences. He holds an MBA in International Business and a BS in Marketing. He brings 28 years of experience in marketing communications and high technology sales.