Tutorials and Electives

How to Do Excellent Work

This is very simple, but very important, and plays the majority role in what people at work will think of you.

Your work is defined as excellent if it:

  • Does not need to be reworked by others to the extent that they feel like they wished they had given the assignment to somebody else;
  • Is on time and under budget;
  • Has an element of surprise—good surprise not bad surprise—that puts a very light fingerprint of yours on it.

“Wow,” your boss should think. “Fred really went all out on that out-year projection table.” That’s all it takes. In that tiny acorn of originality or extra effort comes the eventual oak of your nonfungibility.

For further information on the lessons contained here, refer to The Curriculum: Everything You Need To Know To Be A Master of Business Arts.


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