Being your best means setting high standards for your own job performance but it also means having good communication skills when dealing or interacting with others.
19 DESIRABLE PERSONAL SKILLS:
Find work that you love so you can dedicate yourself entirely to it and not have to procrastinate along the way.
Have integrity and be moral, truthful, and trustworthy.
Learn to discriminate between important and not so important tasks but once you commit to doing them then do them to the best of your ability.
If you can’t do something on your own then don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Challenge yourself by pushing the limits of your expertise even though you may be good at your job and feel that there is not much room for improvement.
Don’t just always complain but try to become part of the solution.
Try to maintain an optimistic attitude as much as possible.
Update your skill set so you don’t become outdated and useless.
Always try to do your best or strive for excellence with no “good enough” or sloppy performances.
Try to overcome your fears by psyching yourself with a can do attitude.
Preparing or planning ahead should be high on your list of priorities.
Make goals by deciding what you will do, when your will do it, and about how long it will take to do it.
Don’t worry about who gets the credit for your job unless an employee is passing off your work as his or hers and is not just the boss taking credit for your work.
Be a good role model both morally and in the quality of your work.
Sometimes persistence is a virtue so don’t be too eager to abandon a course of action if it doesn’t work out the first time and you have determined the reason why it didn’t work the first time around.
Behave responsibly and don’t have an excuse for every mistake you make on the job.
Failure is an opportunity to learn what not to do or how to better do it next time. Some failure is inevitable on the road to success.
Be dependable by being punctual and getting your work in on time.
Learn to manage your stress so it doesn’t start to adversely affect your performance on the job.
13 DESIRABLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH OTHERS:
Make humans feel important with appropriate praise and active listening with the goal of getting the best out of them.
Delegate authority where appropriate to optimize the use of the talents of others or be a mentor to humans who will benefit from your attention.
Offer help to others where appropriate.
Avoid or ignore all gossip and don’t pass on rumors.
Avoid angry confrontations as much as possible by counting to 10 or more before you speak.
Be courteous and remember to say “please” and “thank you”.
Be kind and polite with others no matter what their rank and no matter how bad you may be feeling at the moment.
Show respect towards others by valuing their input and taking time to listen carefully to what they are saying and note what they are doing.
Respect a human’s time and try to be short and sweet and to the point most of the time.
Fulfill your promises and follow through once you commit to something.
Be a team player and interact appropriately with team members and contribute your share to any team effort if needed.
Share your information and knowledge freely with others which makes them feel that you are transparent or have nothing to hide and have a generous helpful spirit.
In being honest remember to be sincere too. Being sincere shows that you empathize with another’s feelings and circumstances and this can go a long way towards avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings and blunders.
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