In every working group, there is a hierarchy of people based on widely held perceptions of their individual effectiveness and productivity. You can move up in this hierarchy — and reap the rewards naturally offered those at or near the top — by putting into practice some simple principles, tactics, and strategies.

These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Do More Than the Minimum

There are times — such as when the rush is on, during the busy season, when the team is short-handed, or when a project or task has…