By John Krieg
I will share random thoughts on what I would like to pay forward for young professionals in the work place.
3 basics every young professional should abide by:
1. Show up on time, every time. Work, meetings, dates, dentist appointments, dinner with mom. Nothing screams unprofessional more than constantly being late. Being punctual shows you are organized, reliable, trustworthy and reflects your attention to detail.
2. Do what you say you’re going to do. I repeat, “Do what you say you’re going to do”. Simple but very effective. If you said you will do something today, and don’t, it erodes credibility and builds distrust. It also limits opportunity. When your team can’t count on you, everyone knows about it.
3. Use your manners. Say please and thank you. Hold doors open for people. Write hand written notes. Be humble. Treat the custodian like the CEO. If you practice good manners, you are showing those around you that you are considerate of their feelings and being respectful. You are also setting standards for others’ behavior and encouraging them to treat you with similar respect.
You can build a successful foundation for business (and life) if you apply these 3 simple traits into your daily life. Carpe Diem young professionals.
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