Friday, June 9, 2017

Execution: Getting Work Done Well

Execution is probably one of the easiest to understand as it is straight forward and simple: Just do the work and get it done! :) But it is also one that some people aren't doing much or well. To get more rewards, you gotta do your job and do it well.

Doing it well as in exceeding expectations. Don't get me wrong, there are other reasons outside of our control but no point worrying about those. Let's focus on what we do have control -- execution.

How do we get better at getting things done? Here are a couple of  things I would suggest:
  1. As previously discussed, focus is the key.
  2. Master GyShiDo: focus, single task, be consistent, no bs / meetings, follow up, and be nice
  3. Work less and rest more to gain more productivity [greatergood]
  4. As Netflix would say: work smart to get rewarded, not hard [slideshare]. And you know they pay their senior engineers $350k+ in salary. ;)
  5. As successful famous people would say:
    1. Gary Vaynerchuk "hustle and just do it! [youtube]". For me, it feels a bit extreme but as long as you enjoy it, then go for it and you will definitely succeed :) 
    2. There is a quote from Gary Halbert about nothing happens until you do it but can't seem to find it atm.
    3. Mark Zuckerberg "stay focused and keep shipping [mashable]."
    4. And many more...
  6. Most importantly, enjoy what you do! :) When you like what you do, you will naturally excel and do excellent work. And then money / promotion comes naturally without you asking for it -- some discussion/mentoring from your managers & leads helps too. 
In short, just get work done well and rewards will naturally come! ;) 

This is part of the Great Leadership blog series. Follow me for next week's post!

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