“Bringing Your A Game” to a new level and Maximize Results

When you hear “Bring your “A” game!”, who do you think of? Beyoncé, Michelle Obama…Denise Herd. Yes, these women are highly respected in their industries and all share qualities that make them great leaders, but what qualities do they possess? It seems like they get it right all the time, but the answer is simpler then what you think, they’re known to bring their “A” game!

The formula is quite simple: be punctual, deliver, execute, and (In my case) make your boss look good! Of course, it’s more to it than that, but with a few small adjustments, you can become known as someone who achieves great results in whatever you do.

Since working with Herd Strategies, I’ve learned that you need to be quick on your feet and ready to adapt to change. You just never know when a news story will break, and you’re asked to drop everything to create a media response on behalf of the client.  Observing this first-hand has been eye-opening for me and made realize how our clients truly rely on us to provide guidance and advice.

Whether you are traveling up the corporate ladder or starting your business, being able to deliver is essential to your success. Not only will your credibility improve, your reputation will remain intact, and you will be compensated accordingly.

If clients understand your work ethic and trust that you will do a good job for them, they will continue to work with you and refer new clients to you.

We’ve all been there before, where you’re working on a project and it doesn’t go as planned. After it’s over, you take time to reflect and think, “Okay, what could I have done better?”  To help you prevent this from being a recurring story in your life, I want to share a few tips on how to bring your “A” game all the times.

  • Be Prepared
    Being prepared is the first sign of someone who is on their A-Game. Think about what needs to be done to complete the project. Search for resources and tools that will help you execute flawlessly.
  • Create a to-do list
    List the most important task first and then set deadlines. You will be organized and understand what needs to happen first. It also will reduce stress because you know what pressing tasks are the priority.
  • Ask questions
    You want to make sure you are doing your job well and asking good questions will help you stay on track. Questions minimize confusion. Most problems occur because people made assumptions rather than asking for clarification. If you’re not sure – ask.
  • You Can’t Do it All
    Be sure not to take on too many projects if you don’t have the capacity. Be open and the let everyone one who is involved know when you’re plate is becoming too full and you need to delegate.  Your co-workers may be to able to help and relieve the pressure.  The last thing you want is to do is commit to a project and not produce quality work.
  • Be confident and take initiative
    Once you have done your research and asked all the right questions, your confidence should shine through during meetings, networking events, and presentations.  Your energy will help will increase your chances of getting exactly what you want. People love to work with those who are confident in their own abilities.

With these basic steps can make you stand out and be own as someone who is always on their “A” game. Employers, clients, or whoever you’re with will know that you are the go to person because of your record of impeccable results.

Get ready and show everyone you’re ready to bring your “A” game.