In your opinion, what are the main qualities that would enable an employee to stand out from the crowd? (to distinguish themselves). Make a list.
Here are the paragraph headings from the article. Read each one, and make short notes to predict content of each paragraph. Highlight any paragraph headings you don’t understand and move onto the next one.
Are any of these qualities similar to the ones you listed? Have you thought of any others you could add to the list?
Now read the article: 8 qualities of remarkable employees
If you print the article, you can use the following annotation method for words you don’t know:
Sometimes the number of unknown words in a text can be discouraging. This method enables you to reduce the list of unknown vocabulary to a manageable length. Even with a complex text, if you use this method you will find you only have a small number of words you really need to look up.
*dial something back is an invented expression which we deduce from the context has a similar meaning to tone something down.
**fiddle often has a negative connotation, but that is not intended here. It means to take something apart in order to find out how it works and then improve it.