Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hold Yourself Accountable in the Workplace

Your boss and your company will hold you accountable for your workplace behavior and accomplishments. Go one better and hold yourself accountable.

  • Perform your tasks to the best of your ability, completing them in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a positive attitude daily.
  • Adhere to a strict code of personal behavior.
  • Keep skills up to date and learn new ones as required.
  • Become an expert in your field.
  • Use good judgment.
  • Speak kindly and tactfully.
Taking responsibility for your actions and words will preserve your value to the boss and company. How will you hold yourself accountable?

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Career Advancement

To advance in your career, demonstrate your value to your employer and those around you. Be highly visible and take charge of situations when warranted. Continuously challenge yourself and members of your team. Act like management material by following these guidelines:

  • Take advantage of every available opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Establish behaviors that stand out positively in the minds of supervisors.
  • Develop excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Be a self-directed worker who performs duties with proficiency.
  • Act professionally at all times and display integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Take on extra responsibilities and help others.
  • Become an expert in your field.
  • Participate in lifelong learning to keep your expertise up to date.

Take a long, hard look at your personal qualities and adjust your strategies to align yourself closer to the way management-level people behave. With an inner drive and a determination to achieve, you can position yourself to rise to a higher level. What steps will you take to advance in your career?