An all star contributor is a person who is a luminary. A person with extra-ordinary abilities, who is always outstanding at any given undertaking. When such a person is at the apex of decision making, they understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact all the people and stakeholders around them.

According John Maxwell, having such kind of a leader with high achieving mentality tops up between 20-40% of the performance that comes from the team under their stewardship.

Here are some seven tried and tested ways that can help you to become an all star contributor:

1. BE A FINISHER
You must be willing to go all the way when you start. While at it, also always give feedback.

2. TAKE INITIATIVE
This is the ability to initiate and start new things independently. And even importantly, to go all the way to get the desired results.

3. BE TRUSTWORTHY
Always be someone who can be relied upon and who is also honest. It is not wise to use the trust that has been accorded to you, to abuse the authority or power.

4. BE LOYAL
Be firm and faithful. Always showing constant support to your seniors, organization. This goes a long way towards your very own success.

5. HAVE A HEART TO SERVE OTHERS
Always being at hand to give encouragement and support to others will enable you to become an all star contributor.

6. BE PART OF THE GAME:
Be an active member by asking the right questions, by guiding others, by contributing towards the bigger goal. Do not just be a spectator while others play the game.

7. ALWAYS BE ACCOUNTABLE:
Be able to justify all your actions or decisions at any one given point.

If you stick to these seven tips, then you are on your way to becoming an all star contributor.

George Wachiuri  is a leading Entrepreneur, a Published Author, Philanthropist, Youth Empowerment Enthusiast, a Family man and CEO of Optiven Group.

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