Robert E. Kelley (business)
Robert E. Kelley is an organizational researcher who studied top performers at Bell Labs and developed a model that correlated with their performance. In priority order, here are the behaviors that correlate well to performance, as acknowledged both by managers and peers:
- Initiative (cognitive ability & technical competence fade in importance with experience)
- Networking, Self-Management
- Perspective, Leadership, Teamwork, Followership
- Organizational Diplomacy, Oral Presentation.
He compiled his findings for the mass market in a book titled How to Be a Star at Work: 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed (ISBN 0812931696).