Given the economy and the number of people that unfortunately are searching for a new job, many out there are looking for ways to hang on to their job. I believe one of the best ways to make yourself more valuable to your company is to give your talents away at work as often as possible. Each of us has certain talents that make us shine. I'm not talking about the things you do well or the tasks at work that you can get done as needed. I'm talking about those one or two things that you are best in the world at. If you think you don't have them you are wrong. We all have them and I believe every one of us needs to be doing more of that and less of everything else. You might think that you are really good at something, but hardly the best in the world. The thing to realize is your world is what is important, not the entire world. Sometimes it can mean being the absolute best in the company at something.
If you know what that is, do it, and do it often. If you are the best salesperson at your company at getting in the door at new prospects, I believe it is your job to help every other salesperson get in the door with their prospects. If you are the best at closing, help everyone else close. I know you are busy, you have a ton of your own work to do, there are barely enough hours to get your own work done let alone help everyone else. That is the point, companies are cutting back, you are stressed, as is everyone else. If we all pool our greatest strengths together as a team, be it a department, a company, a family, a nation or a world, how much further could we go compared to doing everything on our own?