By Lindy Earl
I wrote the list below as an outline for one of the many Seminars I share with groups, organizations, corporations, and one-on-one or group coaching. Rather than write it into an essay, I offer you the information as it stands. I’m sure you’re doing much, if not all, of this already, but it’s always good to review.
- Stay focused. Work on your project/job and stay focused on it alone.
- Avoid distractions—no music, phones, faxes, e-mails. Get the job done.
- Respect others at all times—by not interrupting their work (make an appointment); by not interrupting people when they speak; by nodding to show nonverbal agreement; by using names; by using appropriate language—never be vulgar, demeaning, or insulting, even as a joke.
- Share ideas, but appropriately.
- Listen to others when they speak—this means really listen, don’t start planning your response in your head.
- Be prepared on a daily basis—have what you need with you—reports, cell phones, laptop, blueprints, writing materials, everything.
- Bring only what you need—don’t get burdened with unnecessary things that can distract you.
- Give 100%.
- Remember you are paid to work at work.
- Be open minded.
- Keep a positive attitude toward everyone and all ideas, no matter the source.
- Clean up after yourself.
- Keep an organized work area.
- Don’t complain about anyone or anything, and never gossip. It’s unprofessional and beneath you.
- No whining.
- Be professional at all times—in manner, speech, and dress.
- Use your time wisely—incorporate time management techniques into your day.
- Minimize techno-time—time on the phone, answering e-mails, and social media. You’re there to work, not chat.
- You represent your company as well as yourself, so respect your company and yourself.
- Follow the golden rule—treat others as you would have them treat you.
Lindy is a Business Consultant, Speaker, and Writer. Contact her at LMEarl@Earlmarketing.com to learn how she can make you and your company more successful.