But how does one achieve super competence? Stack, an expert on the subject, offers some new insight for the 2012 workplace in her newest blog, “Super Competent: Achieve More in Today’s Workplace.”
Stack uses this blog to focus on one of the six keys she says is necessary to unlock the full productivity potential within and achieve super competence: activity.
Activity, availability, attention, accessibility, accountability, and attitude all play key roles in achieving maximum productivity at a conscious level, and each may take a bit of mastering.
“The difference between merely having ability and being exceptional may be the difference between losing your job and keeping it,” Stack says. “The best workers possess a constant, expansive ability to be good at everything they do, no matter how general or specific.”
Stack offers the reader advice on separating the concept of being busy from being productive, and she offers some focused instruction on recognizing the difference.
“You can be busy all day long running from one brushfire to another and not accomplish anything productive at all,” She says. “True activity involves knowing your goals intimately, keeping them constantly in mind, and working toward them in an efficient way that wastes a minimum energy and time.”
In fact, a big part of achieving super competence, Stack says, is maintaining top productivity while utilizing a minimum of time and energy. Super competent people recognize opportunities to do things more efficiently, and they are not saddled with a need to stick with old methods when a more efficient option presents itself.
At the end of the day, all that matters is results, Stack says —and results are measured by productivity. That means not only accounting for your time at work, but making sure your time has real value.
“Productivity, in its most meaningful sense, is all about reaching high-value goals in every area of your life, often in the shortest amount of time,” Stack says. “Nobody cares how many things you crossed off your list; nobody cares how busy you were last week if key projects are falling through the cracks—only results matter.”
To find out more about improving personal and workplace productivity, visit the Productivity Pro website at www.TheProductivityPro.com, send an Email to Laura@TheProductivityPro.com, or call (303) 471-7401.
About Laura Stack:
Laura Stack is a time management and productivity expert who has been speaking and writing about human potential and peak performance since 1992. She has implemented employee productivity improvement programs at Wal-Mart, Cisco Systems, UBS, Aramark, and Bank of America. Stack presents keynotes and seminars internationally for leaders, entrepreneurs, salespeople, and professional services firms on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in the workplace.
The president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management firm specializing in high-stress environments, Stack is the bestselling author of five books: “SuperCompetent”
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