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Qualities that will get you noticed in the workplace : Don't be a follower

Updated on June 30, 2013

Leadership skills

Knowing which qualities make an excellent candidate for a promotion will help you understand which qualities require complete attention. There are qualities that will make you stand above the rest of the employees. If you do not possess the qualities that make you an exceptional employee, it might be time to evaluate your work performance and improve the qualities that will get you the job and get you the promotion that you always wanted. Knowing what gets you noticed at work by your manager will help you get promoted and succeed at your job.

Becoming a leader takes time, effort, and hard work. It does not happen overnight. Possessing the qualities like punctuality, responsibility, positive attitude, and a great team player will definitely lay the foundation for you to become a great leader. The role of a leader happens when you learn the job completely and you can take the initiative to support the company’s needs by guiding employees to the goal. Being able to support the efforts of a company with your leadership qualities will get you noticed by your manager and have you on your way to a promotion in no time.

What creates a good leader starts with good work ethics. Your work and your ability to execute any task successfully will be noticed by all management that is around you. Make sure you always display your greatest qualities at work. Always be on time, show your best professional side, and never be late to any meetings or to work.


Being a great leader does not happen overnight. It takes time to become one and have people take notice of your abilities to lead a group of employees. If you want your manager to notice your ability to be a great leader, let the leader in you shine. Take the initiative to volunteer yourself for more responsibilities, group projects, or solo projects. When you volunteer to help employees and the company to reach its goals, you are showing that you are capable of taking on the responsibility of a leadership position.

Your manager will notice the work and effort you put into your work and it will give them a new image of you as a great leader. What will help even more is if your work makes the manager look even better. If a manager looks good because of you, then you look good to your manager. The manager will be more likely to suggest that you get a promotion. After all, the manager will be the one that will get your name recognized by the company if they speak highly of your work abilities and leadership qualities.

Make sure that, not only does your work exude leader, but your personal qualities support it. Make sure you do not participate in any gossip, bad-mouthing any employees or your manager, and always act as if you are being monitored. You never know when someone is going to come into the area and hear negative talk. So, do yourself a favor and just keep your personal opinions to yourself. It is better to avoid the negative comments and keep your reputation intact.

Leaders provide a workplace the focus and the support needed to succeed with any task. When a problem occurs, the decision to react or rationalize a solution is greatly influenced by the skills employees possess. When an employee takes the initiative to react and resolve the problem, this is noticed by the manager.

People are chosen for employment by the contributions brought through individual performance. Applying the skills to the workplace is important for the development of the team work and the identification of a leader in these situations.


Be on time and get promoted


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    • Blackspaniel1 profile image

      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      I agree that work will be noticed, but so will false work. I remember one person who went in and ran a cost study in the wee hours of the morning. Some thought it great, but others realized the person simply could not do his job in a reasonable amount of time, and was showing weakness. There is a balance, then things can fall apart.

    • Raitu Disong profile image

      Raitu Disong 4 years ago

      Hi Miakouna, this a very useful hub!

      Thanks for sharing...Voted up:)