In a survey, 104 chief executive officers were asked what qualities would most help a young person in their organization to get paid more and promoted faster. Some 86% of them agreed on two qualities for rapid advancement. First, they said, was the ability to set priorities. They looked for people who could separate the relevant from the irrelevant. They valued people who could work on those tasks that represented 80% of the value of the entire job.
The second quality they looked for was the ability to do the job quickly. They looked for a “sense of urgency.” It was not enough to be working on your most important task. What was required was that you got the job done quickly and well.
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