Beyond Skill: Traits a Person Should Have To Succeed In The Workplace

Success does not come easy, especially in a highly competitive workplace. Most people enter the field with only their technical skills in tow, thinking these are enough to get them through. What they don’t understand is that success goes beyond having know-how. Other values and practices contribute to the mix. Here are some overlooked traits that can help you succeed in the workplace:

Image source:

This doesn’t mean you have to become someone who doesn’t know how to say no. This only means having the ability to understand and be understood by co-workers from different levels. To be relatable, you must have a personality that lets others share their ideas openly without fear of being judged. In turn, your strategies and ideas will also be welcomed.


In a competitive field, it’s important for a person to keep on building skills and knowledge. But this doesn’t necessarily mean going back to school or attending seminars. Most of the time, employees miss out on the best practices in their very own office because they usually dismiss these as just a part of the job. If you want to succeed in the workplace, you have to accept instruction and correction from your superiors and other trusted co-workers.

A good listener

The workplace can be too busy that workers no longer have time to sit down to talk and think things through. When this situation arises, it is important for a person to learn how to listen carefully and take note of all the crucial but unnoticed details. The latter contribute to the big picture and being a good listener might come handy for important points when the team gets lost in a big project.

Image source:

With hard work and focus, a professional can work toward the improvement of his or her career, especially when the above traits are adopted. These values aid in understanding at a higher level different aspects of the job, elevating the proficiency of those who possess them.

Heather Weber is a philanthropist, female empowerment advocate, and karate enthusiast. Learn more about Heather’s interests by visiting this page.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s