8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

April 14, 2013

Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.  A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees, by Jeff Haden.

In this February 21, 2012 post on Inc. Magazine’s online edition, the author provides a straightforward list of qualities which separate ‘remarkable’ employees from ‘great’ ones.

At DFS we strive to select, develop, and retain the very best talent in luxury retail.  Learn how the author defines remarkable and then reflect on how or if you are developing the remarkable among your team and decide whether ‘remarkable’ is for you!

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Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Insights on Korea’s Luxury Market

October 8, 2011

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Korea’s Luxury Market – 10-04-2011

“…the performances of famous brands in Korea have been mixed. For example, LVMH and Ferragamo continued to do well, but others, like Gucci Group and Dior, saw sales drop in real terms in 2010.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, Korea’s luxury market: Demanding consumers, but room to grow, by Aimee Kim and Martine Shin.

Read about the changing Korean shopping landscape in this write-up of the results from McKinsey’s 2011 Korea luxury consumer survey, available on the McKinsey & Company Web site. The authors note that McKinsey research shows that South Koreans spend a higher percentage of their household incomes on luxury goods than the Japanese do, and the South Korean market looks to sustain strong growth for several years to come. But the country’s thing for bling is evolving: buyers are beginning to think more about brand differentiation than about ostentatiously displaying famous logos.

While DFS does not currently do business directly in Korea, the insights from the McKinsey story highlight the purchasing behaviors of Koreans who continue to travel in significant numbers to many of our destinations.

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Thus, while the headline news is that the luxury market is still growing strongly, uncertainty is also mounting. In this year’s report, McKinsey addresses these concerns, which come in the form of three key questions: Can South Korea keep it up? What’s changing? And what do these trends mean for the players in the luxury industry?”

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Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Leadership: Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs

October 2, 2011

DFS Learning…  Sharing articles and ideas to inform, educate and inspire

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Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs 09-26-2011

These aren’t theories. They come from decades of collective experience of top executives who have learned firsthand what it takes to succeed. From the corner office, they can watch others attempt a similar climb and notice the qualities that set people apart. These C.E.O.’s offered myriad lessons and insights on the art of managing and leading, but they all shared five qualities: Passionate curiosity. Battle-hardened confidence. Team smarts. A simple mind-set. Fearlessness.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs”, by Adam Bryant.

In this April 16, 2011 New York Times article distilled from the book “The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed,” by Adam Bryant, author of the weekly “Corner Officecolumn in The New York Times, the author provides insights on five key attributes of those destined for the corner office.

Link to NYT article: Click Here

If you desire to ascend to senior level roles – even CEO, as you read this article think about your level of competency in the identified key five areas and determine what actions to take to increase your focus and skills in these areas.  DFS Learning is here to help.

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The good news: these traits are not genetic. It’s not as if you have to be tall or left-handed. These qualities are developed through attitude, habit and discipline — factors that are within your control. They will make you stand out. They will make you a better employee, manager and leader. They will lift the trajectory of your career and speed your progress.”

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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You don’t need to have all the answers

October 2, 2011

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Digging out of the Answer-Person Hole 09-19-2011

There are times when a leader must refrain from giving advice and offering opinions; yet such restraint is difficult. After all, you’re paid to provide solutions….aren’t you? So you don’t pause to consider, in the moment, about whether it’s appropriate to give your opinions and advice. When asked, your mouth opens and you speak your truth without considering the consequences.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Digging out of the Answer-Person Hole”, by Mary Jo Asmus.

In this March 1, 2010 posting on the Aspire Collaborative Services Leadership Solutions blog, the author provides a simple message on the necessity to let your staff develop by finding their own solutions.

As you read this article, think about your skills in delegation and situational leadership and your ability to match your leadership style to the readiness of your individual team members and the total team.

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When you support your staff in developing their own solutions and opinions, you’ve not only supported their growth, but you also free up yourself to do work that has a higher priority for you and your organization.”

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Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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Creating an environment of trust

August 30, 2011

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12 Things We’d Tell Our Boss if We Could 08-30-2011

“I truly need frequent feedback.” Please don’t wait till the year-end performance review. I can do a better job for you if you let me know what I’m doing wrong, and what I’m doing right, on a regular basis.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “12 Things We’d Tell Our Boss if We Could”, by Karen Burns.

In this June 16, 2010 article on Yahoo Finance, the author provides a series of points your subordinates might make with you if they could, and of course what you might want to say to your boss.

If you are a leader, think about whether you are leveling with your boss as well as providing an environment of trust and open dialogue for your subordinates.   As leaders we’re all bosses, and we’re all subordinates.  Read from both perspectives to get the most out of this article.

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Of course, not all employees feel free to say what they’re actually thinking. You know who you are! That’s why in today’s column, the employees of the world get to speak up. What would you say to your boss if you could say absolutely anything at all? This is your chance, people.”

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Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist

www.OsorioGroup.com

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