What defines a professional to you? Is it skills and abilities? Is it a state of mind? Is it both? Here’s how you can make sure you’re holding yourself to the standards of a true professional in today’s workforce.
Posts Tagged: attitude
Overcome opposition and achieve success. Try these 5 tested and tried tips when pitching your idea.
I know there have been several times in my professional life when things took an unexpected direction and I felt like success was out of reach. But, I got back on track by paving my personal pathway to success. Here’s how.
Our language keeps us negative, particularly when it comes to words that carry emotion. Of the most common words people use to convey emotion in the English language, 70% of them are negative.
Before my current state government position supporting AmeriCorps programs, I spent two years working as a community development consultant in Madagascar, the large island off the southeast coast of Africa. While living and working in Madagascar — a country and culture so different from our lives here in America — I learned a lot about perspective. And perspective… Read more »
It’s one of those weeks – maybe one of those months – when you’re so overwhelmed and frustrated with work than you can barely see straight. Your inbox is swamped with inane requests, your boss just gave you a passive aggressive review, and if your coworker leaves her empty soda cans in the sink one more time… Read more »
You might think that, to your boss, the only thing that matters is checking off all the boxes on your daily to do list. Of course that’s important, but while your job description probably provides an excellent catalog of all the tasks you need to perform on a daily basis, it doesn’t paint a complete… Read more »
I recently had a long conversation with a childhood friend whom I haven’t seen for almost five years. She’s had a rough go of life, so it was fantastic to hear how well she was doing – and how much of a positive shift her life had taken. She told me she’d been meditating daily,… Read more »
Tip #4 – Develop a Positive Attitude Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts he has built into his character have brought him there – James Allen According to Canadian psychologist Sydney Jourard, 85 percent of your success in work is determined by your attitude and personality. In… Read more »
At some point, most people have been able to look back at their lives and pick out one person (or maybe a group of people) that started you down the path into the person you are today. I’ll briefly share my person, but then I ask that you share your own. Many people might say,… Read more »