I came across this article in INC - Small Business Resource For the Entrepreneur. Jeff Haden does a great job of presenting this.
A couple of key points:
Remarkable employees are
- Eccentric -
- Irreverent -
- Know when to publicly praise -
- Know when to privately complain -
- Like to prove others wrong -
- Are always fiddling -
Maybe I'll adapt the article to list the "Qualities of Not-So-Great" Employees. Perhaps a good title would be "Good to Not-So-Great."
Here is the article. Be sure and read it.