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7 Secrets to Being a Good (Even Great) Employee

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7 Secrets to Being a Good (Even Great) Employee While it can be difficult to define the traits of a good employee, it's easy to describe the perks. A good employee, for instance, gets raises, promotions, and praise from managers. She is often a role model for her peers, gets selected for unique projects, and makes the whole work thing look easy. But what does it mean to be a good employee? And what skills can you work on developing to ensure you're considered a good — or even great — employee at your own company? Here, I spoke with HubSpot employees and managers to determine the soft skills required to be a good employee in any role, to ensure you're earning some of those perks we discussed earlier. Let's dive in. 1. A growth mindset and willingness to learn. One of the biggest strengths of any good employee is an eagerness to learn and a growth mindset. A growth mindset, a term first coined by Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, means you believe you can develop and refine skills and become better at something over time. A fixed mindset, on the other hand, means you feel that your intelligence and skills are inherent and unchangeable. In the workplace, a marketer with a growth mindset might decide to take a few analytics courses to develop skills related to data, even if her background is more creative in nature. Alternatively, a marketer with a fixed mindset would avoid those courses,...