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9 Characteristics of Top Performers

Find Out What It Takes to Become a "Go-To" Employee

3. Creativity

A Go-To is willing to take calculated creative risks to streamline or improve an end result. Rather than putter along in the status quo, she might zip into the passing lane or opt for an alternate route. History is good information, but she also relies on her intuition. The fact that something has worked is no indication that something else might not work better. 

A Go-To indulges out-of-the-cubicle idea generation. She may occasionally color outside of the established lines (or simply redraw them).