I got the disease called professionalism at a very early age. Unfortunately, I think, it’s hereditary.
Below are some of the symptoms, you probably have it, too:
- Have ammunition ready, in other words come prepared.
- Word of Honor: Also means having integrity by doing what you say and saying what you mean.
- Takes feedback, regardless of delivery, constructively.
- Has team spirit.
- Outbursts of anger is not being authoritative, it’s just being a nuisance and eventually a hindrance to productivity.
- Power play is unacceptable. Don’t raise your voice, improve you argument.
- Shows competency and know-how in their fields of expertise
- Strives, hones and sharpens current skill sets
- Tardiness is never an excuse. It translates to disrespect.
- The mind is set on finding solutions.
- The workplace is no place for moodiness and tantrums. You’re not the only one experiencing a bad day, don’t bring it to work.
- The workplace is not a place to be cajoled or sweet talked into rendering deliverables.
Personally, I cannot work with people who are moody at work. Who are easily rattled and stressed by demands, deadlines and work load. Attitudes and personalities such as these take a toll on productivity.
I look forward to working with individuals who are keen on improving themselves and don’t simmer in self pity and senseless gossip. But instead are self-motivated, because their example also brings fire and drive to what I do. I like to be around these kinds of individuals and, likewise, I want to attract the same kind of people with the same mindset: productivity.