3 Characteristics of Top Performers in The Workplace

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There are several characteristics top performers are known for at work apart. These characteristics top performers are known for may sure vary from one top performer but we identify the top that will ensure you stay on top of your tasks and projects to attain set goals. We look at 3 things that top performers do daily that set them apart in the workplace.

Routinecharacteristics top performers

Top performers are always mindful of their daily routine. The little and big tasks that contribute immensely to goals or projects. It could be as simple as checking your email early when you arrive at work to receive new updates on a task or project from the team or manager before continuing your daily routine.

This simple action can be the difference between investing your whole morning or day on a project only to find out that it has been rescheduled or important details changed. You wouldn’t have wasted your time by doing this.

Top performers also do not allow how boring their daily routines to reduce their contribution to them as they understand this will generally affect the total outcome of projects and goals.

Time Managementcharacteristics top performers

Ability to manage time is a skill top performers have; this helps you block and tackle tasks according to their order of need and importance. Urgent tasks don’t necessarily mean important, top performers understand this and attend to them accordingly.

There are certainly many things competing with our time in the 21st century; from people to devices and notifications from business and personal mediums. You need to understand how not to allow this take over your entire day.

In a city like Lagos, time management as a skill of top performers also means arriving to work on time. This means you’ll have to factor traffic situation seen and unforeseen to enable you to arrive on time.

Communicationcharacteristics top performers

Top performers in the workplace always communicate clearly. Communication is very vital to understand and be understood; this will enhance how teams and colleagues execute their tasks.

Being a good communicator also ensures outgoing communication does not misrepresent the image of the organisation they represent and work.

In the age of short attention span, use of big words and earth-shaking grammatical constructions are not the best route, concise and clear communication will always win.

Are you amongst top performers at your workplace, what other things do you do that keeps you at the top of things? We look forward to hearing about them in the comment section below.


Princewill Akuma
Princewill is a marketing maven, who is passionate about user-centric marketing. His experience spans Tech service, Recruitment, Media and Entertainment sectors across Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. He's a career adviser, mentor, hobbyist DJ and a lover of cardio exercise with a personal record of 23.49 km. Let's connect, i'll love to hear from you.


  1. Those three things that top performers do are all great but the greatest of all is TOTAL DEDICATION to the job /work!!!

  2. wonderful write up, another important point is giving attention to details and completion of task, these had help me a lot in my day to day activities.

  3. Hello,
    Yes, the above three characteristics are very vital to top workplace achievers. In addition, top achievers are disciplined to achieve , and also lead by examples, or what do you think?
    Thank you.

  4. An precise and useful post. Thank you Mr Akuma.
    Another is being empathetic to their fellow colleagues is an important quality as well. I believe people seeing themselves in you, seeing you as one of them is something that can set one apart. It kind of relates to being humble enough to have time for your colleagues as well for a man is not an island. Man was not created to dwell/live in isolation.

  5. Prince will, brilliant submission. kindly permit me to share with my staff, colleagues and students.

  6. I think motivation should also be considered as one the skills of a good leader in a work place

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