Characteristics of “A” Players 

by | Mar 7, 2024 | Leadership

I recently saw a quote on Twitter that said the number one reason why 5% of people succeed, whether it’s in sports, business, or any other field, is because they are willing to do more than what’s asked. This has been my experience with the people I surround myself with. I call them “A” players.  

“A” players get great results. They’re at the top of the line in the way they do their job, and they get amazing results that are complimentary to the entire organization. This helps every department that’s connected to them to do their jobs well. They also look for opportunities to serve and help others, whether within their own department or outside of it. 

They don’t just sit back, complain, and wait for someone else to solve problems. When they see, identify, or hear about a problem, they jump in to help. This, in my opinion and experience, is what makes someone “A” player.  

People often talk about career paths and opportunities. I believe one of the best ways to create your own career path and opportunities is to get involved and help people. Zig Ziglar says, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” I’ve found this to be very true.  

As you think about building your career, run to the problems, lean in, help people, and then watch how the world opens up to you. 

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I am the President & CEO of Service Express, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Service Express has averaged double digit growth every year since 2001.

We attribute our success to a unique corporate culture that we call The Service Express Way. I am a member of the Young President Organization and sit on the Board of the Spectrum Health Foundation.